Simplifying the creation of dumbbell-like Cu-Ag nanostructures and their enhanced catalytic activity
X. Huang, Y. Li, H. Zhou, X. Zhong, X. Duan, Y. Huang
Chem.-Eur. J 18, 9505–9510 (2012)
Joined at the hip: A one-pot synthesis strategy for the dumbbell-like Cu-Ag nanostructures (see picture) was developed. A broad range of compositions and sizes were readily tuned for these dumbbell-like Cu-Ag nanostructures. Owing to their unique structures, the Cu-Ag nanostructures exhibit enhanced catalytic activity in the hydrogenation of 4-nitrophenol, and are expected to enable other advanced catalysis applications.