Silver, gold, and silver@gold nanoparticle-anchored l-cysteine-functionalized reduced graphene oxide as electrocatalyst for methanol oxidation

ATAR N., Eren T., Demirdogen B., YOLA M. L. , ÇAĞLAYAN M. O.

IONICS, cilt.21, sa.8, ss.2285-2293, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11581-015-1395-1
  • Dergi Adı: IONICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2285-2293


Fuel cells have been attracting more and more attention in recent decades due to high-energy demands, fossil fuel depletions, and environmental pollution throughout world. In this study, we report the synthesis of metallic and bimetallic nanoparticle (AgNP, AuNP, and Ag@AuNP)-involved l-cysteine-functionalized reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite (AgNPs/cis/rGO, AuNPs/cis/rGO, and Ag@Au/cis/rGO) and their applications as an electrocatalyst for methanol electro-oxidation. The nanocomposites were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Experimental results demonstrated that the prepared nanocomposites enhanced electrochemical efficiency for methanol electro-oxidation with regard to diffusion efficiency, oxidation potential, and forward oxidation peak current.