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Metallofullerenes as fuel cell electrocatalysts: A theoretical investigation of adsorbates on C59Pt

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Abstract

Nano-structured electrode degradation in state-of-the-art polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is one of the main shortcomings that limit the large-scale development and commercialization of this technology. During normal operating conditions of the fuel cell, the PEMFC lifetime tends to be limited by coarsening of the cathode’s Pt-based catalyst and by corrosion of the cathode’s carbon black support. Because of their chemical properties, metallofullerenes such as C59Pt may be more electrochemically stable than the Pt/C mixture. In this paper we investigate, by theoretical methods, the stability of oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) adsorbates on the metallofullerene C59Pt and evaluate its potential as a PEMFC fuel cell catalyst.

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The article was received on 22 Dec 2009, accepted on 17 May 2010 and first published on 08 Jul 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B927111B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010,12, 9406-9412
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    Metallofullerenes as fuel cell electrocatalysts: A theoretical investigation of adsorbates on C59Pt

    M. A. Gabriel, L. Genovese, G. Krosnicki, O. Lemaire, T. Deutsch and A. A. Franco, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 9406
    DOI: 10.1039/B927111B

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