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In Situ ATR-FTIR Studies of Ethanol Electro-oxidation in Alkaline Medium on PtRh/C Electrocatalyst Prepared by an Alcohol Reduction Process

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Fontes, E. H. [1] ; da Silva, Sirlane G. [1] ; Spinace', E. V. [1] ; Neto, A. O. [1] ; de Souza, R. F. B. [1, 2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] IPEN CNEN SP, Inst Pesquisas Energet & Nucl, Av Prof Lineu Prestes, 2242 Cidade Univ, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Amazonas, Dept Quim, Lab Eletroquim & Energia, Av Gen Rodrigo Octavio 6200, Coroado 1, BR-69077000 Manaus, AM - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ELECTROCATALYSIS; v. 7, n. 4, p. 297-304, JUL 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5

Anion exchange membrane fuel cell is a new chance to produce a functional and portable fuel cell; however, the studies are still at an early stage with few reports regarding the AEMFC. PtRh/C electrocatalysts with different Pt:Rh atomic ratios were prepared by an alcohol reduction process. X-ray diffraction patterns for all PtRh/C materials indicated no shift in Pt(fee) peaks showing that Rh did not incorporated into Pt lattice; however, the analysis of lattice parameter showed that some Pt atoms are added to Rh(fee) structure. The mean particle sizes were in the range of 4-5 nm. Electrochemical experiments showed that PtRh/C electrocatalyst with Pt:Rh atomic ratio of 70:30 had superior performance exhibiting a current density of 5.0 mA mg(metal)(-1). From in situ ATR-FTIR experiments, it was observed that PtRh/C electrocatalyst with Pt:Rh atomic ratio of 70:30 produced more acetate ions than other ones, while the material prepared with Pt:Rh atomic ratio of 50:50 was more selective to CO2 as observed in acid media. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
FAPESP's process: 14/09087-4 - Studies on the use of bioethanol in proton exchange membrane and solid oxide fuel cells
Grantee:Marcelo Linardi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants