Galvanic replacement reaction to prepare catalytic materials

Yongju Hong, Sandhya Venkateshalu, Sangyeon Jeong, Gracita M. Tomboc, Jinhyoung Jo, Jongsik Park, Kwangyeol Lee

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Galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) has gained considerable interest as a facile and versatile synthetic method for modulating compositions, morphologies, and corresponding physicochemical properties of metallic nanoparticles. Thus far, extensive knowledge of GRR on monometallic templates has been accumulated, backed with ample experimental data and computational modeling and validation. The GRR templates have recently been extended to other materials such as alloys, oxides, sulfides, and liquid metals. These new materials have demonstrated potential applications in electrochemical energy conversion systems, which have been relatively unexplored for GRR-originated materials. In this review, the recent findings in GRR on these new template materials are introduced, pointing to the incredible versatility of the GRR methodology in diversifying the catalytic materials classes. We further discuss the remaining critical issues and future research directions of GRRs to fully exploit the potential of GRR in spearheading future advances in electrocatalytic energy conversion and other important applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-22
Number of pages19
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Jan

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
National Research Foundation of Korea, Grant/Award Numbers: 2021M3H4A1A02049916, 2019R1A6A1A11044070, 2021R1C1C1013018; Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, Grant/Award Number: 20203020030010; Global Ph.D. Fellowship, Grant/Award Number: NRF‐2018H1A2A1062618 Funding information

Funding Information:
This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF, grant number 2021R1C1C1013018, 2019R1A6A1A11044070, 2021M3H4A1A02049916), and Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korea government (MOTIE), Grant No. 20203020030010. Y. Hong acknowledges the Global Ph.D. Fellowship (NRF‐2018H1A2A1062618).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Korean Chemical Society, Seoul & Wiley-VCH GmbH.


  • electrocatalysis
  • galvanic replacement reaction
  • multi-metallic
  • nanoparticle
  • surface chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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