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Carbon-Supported PtRuMo Electrocatalysts for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells

Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones científicas (CSIC), c/ Marie Curie, 2. 28049 Madrid, Spain
Instituto Universitario de Materiales y Nanotecnología, Departamento de Química Física, Universidad de La Laguna, 38071-La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Catalysts 2013, 3(4), 811-838;
Received: 10 August 2013 / Revised: 16 September 2013 / Accepted: 18 September 2013 / Published: 21 October 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Catalysts)
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrocatalysts; direct methanol fuel cells; DMFC; CO; methanol; ethanol; PtRuMo; ternary catalysts 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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