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Researchers are trying to find new electrocatalysts for energy related reactions in fuel cells in order to replace the expensive platinum-based materials.

I would like to know what are exactly the properties of platinum that make it have such a good performance (1 step reduction reaction of oxygen/4 electron process)?

Thank you in advance.

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