Catalysts 2013, 3(4), 811-838; doi:10.3390/catal3040811

Carbon-Supported PtRuMo Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

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Received: 10 August 2013; in revised form: 16 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 21 October 2013
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Abstract: The review article discusses the current status and recent findings of our investigations on the synthesis and characterization of carbon-supported PtRuMo electrocatalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells. In particular, the effect of the carbon support and the composition on the structure, stability and the activity of the PtRuMo nanoparticles for the electrooxidation of CO, methanol and ethanol have been studied. Different physicochemical techniques have been employed for the analysis of the catalysts structures: X-ray analytical methods (XRD, XPS, TXRF), thermogravimetry (TGA) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), as well as a number of electrochemical techniques like CO adsorption studies, current-time curves and cyclic voltammetry measurements. Furthermore, spectroscopic methods adapted to the electrochemical systems for in situ studies, such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS) and differential electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS), have been used to evaluate the oxidation process of CO, methanol and ethanol over the carbon-supported PtRuMo electrocatalysts.
Keywords: electrocatalysts; direct methanol fuel cells; DMFC; CO; methanol; ethanol; PtRuMo; ternary catalysts
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Martínez-Huerta, M.V.; Tsiouvaras, N.; García, G.; Peña, M.A.; Pastor, E.; Rodriguez, J.L.; Fierro, J.L. Carbon-Supported PtRuMo Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells. Catalysts 2013, 3, 811-838.

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Martínez-Huerta MV, Tsiouvaras N, García G, Peña MA, Pastor E, Rodriguez JL, Fierro JL. Carbon-Supported PtRuMo Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells. Catalysts. 2013; 3(4):811-838.

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Martínez-Huerta, María V.; Tsiouvaras, Nikolaos; García, Gonzalo; Peña, Miguel A.; Pastor, Elena; Rodriguez, José L.; Fierro, José L. 2013. "Carbon-Supported PtRuMo Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells." Catalysts 3, no. 4: 811-838.

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