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Catalysts 2015, 5(3), 1068-1078; doi:10.3390/catal5031068

Preparation and Electrocatalytic Characteristics of PdW/C Catalyst for Ethanol Oxidation

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Protection and Advanced Materials in Electric Power, College of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai 200090, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Minhua Shao
Received: 12 May 2015 / Revised: 12 June 2015 / Accepted: 15 June 2015 / Published: 29 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells)
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Abstract

A series of PdW alloy supported on Vulcan XC-72 Carbon (PdW/C) with total 20 wt. % as electrocatalyst are prepared for ethanol oxidation by an ethylene glycol assisted method. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) characterization shows that PdW nanoparticles with an average size of 3.6 nm are well dispersed on the surface of Vulcan XC-72 Carbon. It is found that the catalytic activity and stability of the PdW/C catalysts are strongly dependent on Pd/W ratios, an optimal Pd/W composition at 1/1 ratio revealed the highest catalytic activity toward ethanol oxidation, which is much better than commercial Pd/C catalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: ethylene glycol; PdW/C; catalyst; ethanol oxidation ethylene glycol; PdW/C; catalyst; ethanol oxidation
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Liu, Q.; Liu, M.; Li, Q.; Xu, Q. Preparation and Electrocatalytic Characteristics of PdW/C Catalyst for Ethanol Oxidation. Catalysts 2015, 5, 1068-1078.

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