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The methanol and CO electro-oxidation onto Pt-pc/Co/Pt metallic multilayer nanostructured electrodes: An experimental and theoretical approach

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Silva, C. D. [1] ; Morais, L. H. [2] ; Goncalves, R. [1] ; Matos, R. [3, 1] ; Souza, G. L. C. [2] ; Freitas, R. G. [2, 1] ; Pereira, E. C. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Quim, LIEC, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Mato Grosso, Dept Quim, LCM, Cuiaba, MT - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Londrina, Dept Quim, Londrina, PR - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Electrochimica Acta; v. 280, p. 197-205, AUG 1 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

We developed Pt-pc/Co/Pt nanostructured metallic multilayers (MM) electrodes for methanol and carbon monoxide electro-oxidation. This material uses as an intermediate layer a non-noble metal (cobalt), which is a low cost material. Cyclic voltammetry was used to characterize the electrode electrochemical behaviour for methanol and carbon monoxide. In addition, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) was used to study the methanol oxidation on these multilayers. An increase in the peak current density of about 35% for Pt-pc/Co10/Pt5 nanostructured metallic multilayer compared to Pt-pc electrode was observed for methanol oxidation reaction (MOR). Carbon monoxide electro-oxidation showed large current density for all multilayers electrodes and the onset potentials for this reaction was displaced toward more negative potentials, which indicates weaker adsorption energy for CO over the surface of the materials compared to Pt-pc. EIS data indicated a lower charge transfer resistance (R-ct) for Pt-pc/Co10/Pt5 MM nanostructured during the methanol electro-oxidation, that indicates higher electrocatalytic activity for this electrode compared to Pt-pc. Computational modelling results indicate that the presence of a Counderlayer for Pt/Co/Pt (111) nanostructured system decrease the center of d-band and, consequently, increase the catalytic activity compared to Pt (111) system. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07296-2 - CDMF - Center for the Development of Functional Materials
Grantee:Elson Longo da Silva
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 10/05555-2 - Electrochemical investigation of TiO2-nanotubes formation and its application on energy convertion nanostructured systems
Grantee:Renato Garcia de Freitas Sobrinho
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 09/16530-3 - Preparation and characterization of metallic multilyaers for electrocatalysis
Grantee:Camila Daiane Ferreira da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation