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Review | Open Access

Two-dimensional noble metal-based intermetallics for electrocatalysis

Fukai Feng1,Sumei Han1,Qipeng Lu1( )Qinbai Yun2( )
School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering & Energy Institute, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Fukai Feng and Sumei Han contributed equally to this work.

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Abstract

As a unique two-dimensional (2D) material, 2D noble metal-based intermetallic compounds (IMCs) have attracted much attention in electrocatalysis owing to their exceptional physical and chemical properties. However, the synthesis of 2D noble metal-based IMCs with well-defined structures remains challenging. This comprehensive review begins by delving into the morphology modulation of 2D noble metal-based IMCs, highlighting their key synthesis strategies, such as the CO-assisted and halide ion modulation methods. Subsequently, we discuss the advantages of 2D noble metal-based IMCs in electrocatalysis, including oxygen reduction reaction, alcohol oxidation reaction, formic acid oxidation reaction, and hydrogen evolution reaction. Finally, the main challenges and perspectives for the future development of 2D noble metal-based IMC electrocatalysts are presented to accelerate their promising commercialization.

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Feng F, Han S, Lu Q, et al. Two-dimensional noble metal-based intermetallics for electrocatalysis. Energy Materials and Devices, 2023, 1(1): 9370008. https://doi.org/10.26599/EMD.2023.9370008

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