Preparation and characterization of Pt/Pt:CeO2-x nanorod catalysts for short chain alcohol electrooxidation in alkaline media

Christian L. Menéndez, Yunyun Zhou, Chris M. Marin, Neil J. Lawrence, E. Bryan Coughlin, Chin Li Cheung, Carlos R. Cabrera

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Abstract

Multi-functional anode catalysts composed of platinum (Pt) nanoparticles electrodeposited on 2 wt% Pt decorated ceria (Pt:CeO2-x) nanorod supports were shown to enhance the alkaline electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol, ethanol and n-butanol over electrodeposited Pt nanoparticles alone or ones supported with pure ceria nanorods. The Pt:CeO2-x nanorod support was demonstrated to increase the current density of the investigated alkaline electrooxidation of methanol, ethanol and n-butanol by more than 30% over the other two catalysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33489-33496
Number of pages8
JournalRSC Advances
Volume4
Issue number63
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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