Synthesis and electrocatalytic performance of atomically ordered nickel carbide (Ni3C) nanoparticles

Nor A. Fadil, Govindachetty Saravanan, Gubbala V. Ramesh*, Futoshi Matsumoto, Hideki Yoshikawa, Shigenori Ueda, Toyokazu Tanabe, Toru Hara, Shinsuke Ishihara, Hideyuki Murakami, Katsuhiko Ariga, Hideki Abe

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Atomically ordered nickel carbide, Ni3C, was synthesized by reduction of nickel cyclopentadienyl (NiCp2) with sodium naphthalide to form Ni clusters coordinated by Cp (Ni-Cp clusters). Ni-Cp clusters were thermally decomposed to Ni3C nanoparticles smaller than 10 nm. The Ni3C nanoparticles showed better performance than Ni nanoparticles and Au nanoparticles in the electrooxidation of sodium borohydride.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6451-6453
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 22
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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