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Pure Appl. Chem., 2010, Vol. 82, No. 11, pp. 2111-2120

Published online 2010-08-06

Highly dispersed platinum nanoparticles on mesoporous materials

Pavuluri Srinivasu

International Center for Young Scientists, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan

Abstract: The high surface area and controlled pore size of mesoporous materials made them efficient support for the dispersion of nanoparticles. In particular, highly dispersed Pt-loaded mesoporous materials are interesting systems for nanotechnology and catalysis. The structural, textural, and surface properties of a mesoporous support play a critical role in nano-particle synthesis. This article presents the development of dispersion of nanoparticles on mesoporous supported materials such as MCM-41, SBA-15, KIT-6, and CMK-3 and their properties. Future research trends toward new approaches to designing Pt nanoparticles for electrochemical applications are proposed.