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Carbon-supported Pt nanoparticles with (100) preferential orientation with enhanced electrocatalytic properties for carbon monoxide, methanol and ethanol oxidation in acidic medium

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Antoniassi, R. M. [1] ; Silva, J. C. M. [1] ; Lopes, T. [1] ; Oliveira Neto, A. [1] ; Spinace, E. V. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] IPEN CNEN SP, Inst Pesquisas Energet & Nucl, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 2242, Cidade Univ, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY; v. 42, n. 8, p. 28786-28796, NOV 30 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

The relationship between atomic arrangement (morphology) and catalytic activity/selectivity in heterogeneous catalysis is an actual hot research topic concerning a range of reactions. This article evaluates one-pot synthesized carbon-supported Pt nanoparticles with preferential Pt(100) orientation prepared with an environmentally friendly shape-directing agent and compares this with Pt/C polycrystalline towards CO, methanol and ethanol electrooxidation reactions. The preferentially cubic nanomaterial (Pt-(100)) interacts differently with CO molecule and presents distinct hydrogen adsorption/desorption characteristics. Pt/C polycrystalline exhibits a CO-stripping profile with one peak at 0.86 V in contrast to three peaks between 0.75 and 0.86 V and a pre-peak at about 0.40.6 V for the Pt/C-(100), which may be associated to the unique surface characteristics of the cubic material. The onset potentials towards carbon monoxide, methanol and ethanol electro-oxidation reactions on Pt/C-(100) are 22%, 21% and 54% lower than on Pt/C polycrystalline. The ratio between the forward per backward peak current densities for the electrooxidation of ethanol and methanol are higher on Pt/C-(100), which suggests that Pt(100) domains are more tolerant to undergo poisoning by the intermediates/by-products formed in these reactions. Proton exchange membrane fuel cells fed with pure hydrogen and with a H-2/CO mixture show superior performance using Pt/C-(100) as anode in comparison to Pt/C polycrystalline catalyst. These results evidence that controlling the morphology of Pt nanoparticles is a key factor to improve the catalytic activity of the polymer electrolyte fuel cell fueled with fuels that involve the electro-oxidation of CO. (C) 2017 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (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: 14/22130-6 - Electrocatalysis beyond platinum: development of sustainable electrocatalysts
Grantee:Thiago Lopes
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
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
FAPESP's process: 17/15304-6 - Electrocatalysis beyond platinum: development of sustainable electrocatalysts
Grantee:Thiago Lopes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers