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Electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of the oxidation reaction of ethanol in acid medium

Grant number: 03/11205-0
Support type:Research Grants - First Projects Program (PPP)
Duration: July 01, 2004 - March 31, 2005
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry
Cooperation agreement: CNPq - First Projects Program
Principal Investigator:Giuseppe Abíola Câmara da Silva
Grantee:Giuseppe Abíola Câmara da Silva
Home Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated to the scholarship:02/14211-9 - Electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of the oxidation of ethanol acid medium, BP.PD


In this work different aspects referring to the Oxidation Reaction of Ethanol (ORE) will be analyzed. In the first instance the catalytic reaction in function of the crystallographic orientation of platinum will be evaluated. Next Pt electrodes modified by the inclusion of a second metal will be investigated. Electrochemical studies will be undertaken coupled to spectroscopic techniques. In a later phase, dispersed catalysts will be prepared based on compositions that present the best catalytic activity regarding ORE. The studies should end with the physical and electrochemical characterization of electrocatalysts prepared in identical conditions to those used in fuel cells. (AU)