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Enhancement of ethanol oxidation on Pd nanoparticles supported on carbon-antimony tin oxide hybrids unveils the relevance of electronic effects

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Author(s):
Alvarenga, Gabriel M. ; Coutinho Gallo, Ira B. ; Villullas, Hebe M.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF CATALYSIS; v. 348, p. 1-8, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 20
Abstract

A comparative study of activity toward ethanol oxidation was carried out for catalysts having the same loading of identical Pd nanoparticles supported on carbon-oxide hybrids containing antimony tin oxide (Sb2O5/SnO2 - ATO) in different amounts (20, 30 and 40 wt.%). Enhanced catalytic activity was observed for Pd nanoparticles supported on C-ATO hybrids. X-ray absorption spectroscopy experiments carried out around the Pd L-3 edge evidenced an increase in the electronic occupancy of the Pd 4d band indicating an electronic transfer from the hybrid supports to the Pd particles. A strong correlation between ethanol oxidation currents and X-ray absorption data reveals the importance of electronic effects in the electrocatalysis of ethanol oxidation on Pd. In addition, FTIR data show that C-ATO hybrid supports promote a decrease in the onset potential and an increase in carbonate/CO2 production. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/12255-6 - Catalysis-nanostructure-properties relations: establishing basis for the design of multifunctional catalysts
Grantee:Hebe de las Mercedes Villullas
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/02387-2 - Preparation and studies of performance of multifunctional catalysts for ethanol oxidation in alkaline medium
Grantee:Gabriel Martins de Alvarenga
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/50206-4 - The development of multifunctional catalysts to replace Pt for fuel oxidation reactions in low temperature fuel cells toward environmentally friendly energy production
Grantee:Hebe de las Mercedes Villullas
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/05041-5 - Studies of the influence of metal-support interaction on the mechanism of the ethanol oxidation reaction on PD nanoparticles
Grantee:Gabriel Martins de Alvarenga
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master