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Quantifying the turnover frequency for ethanol electro-oxidation on polycrystalline Pt in acid and alkaline media

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Sallum, Loriz F. [1] ; Gonzalez, Ernesto R. [1] ; Mota-Lima, Andressa [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem Sao Carlos, POB 780, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Electrochemistry Communications; v. 90, p. 26-29, MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 4

The turnover frequency (TOF) is conventionally used to measure activity in catalysis but is rarely used in electro-catalysis, which uses the value of the interfacial current instead. Herein, a procedure to quantify the TOF for the ethanol oxidation reaction (EOR) in electro-catalysis is proposed and compared with the value observed in catalysis (Sapi et. al., Nano Lett., 14 (2014) 6727). The intrinsic TOF in an alkaline medium is 9.23 molecules site(-1).s(-1), which is three times larger than the value obtained in an acidic medium, explaining the major differences observed between the interfacial currents recorded during cyclic voltammetry and chronoamperometry in the two media. In the future this methodology will be extended to single crystal surfaces and nanoparticles, assisting the development of electro-catalysts on a more fundamental theoretical basis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/24162-0 - Electro-oxidation of small organic molecules in alkaline medium: complex kinetics and electrocatalysis
Grantee:Loriz Francisco Sallum
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/20443-0 - Oscilatory kinetics and electrocatalysis during electro-oxidation of small organic molecules using single-crystal electrodes
Grantee:Loriz Francisco Sallum
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate