Electrochemical formation of palladium nanoparticles in a salicylate-based hydrophilic ionic liquid: The effect of additives on particle morphology and electrochemical behavior

Nai Chang Lo, Yi Hsuan Tang, Chai Lin Kao, I. Wen Sun, Po Yu Chen

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Abstract

Palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) were prepared via potentiostatic electrolysis using Pt gauze electrode in the room temperature ionic liquid 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium salicylate (RTIL BMP-SAL) containing PdCl2 with/without additives of cationic surfactants and PAMAM dendrimer. PdNPs were directly formed and dispersed in the IL during the electrolysis, which was mixed with graphite powder (GP) to prepare the IL-PdNPs-GP composite electrode for the electrochemical oxidation of ethanol in alkaline solutions. Introducing additives into the IL significantly affected the morphology and electrochemical behavior of the PdNPs. A facile approach of metal nanoparticle preparation can be developed based on this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Volume62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrochemistry

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