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Development of a PtSn bimetallic catalyst for direct fuel cells using bio-butanol fuel

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Pt and PtSn catalysts were studied for n-butanol electro-oxidation at various temperatures. PtSn showed a higher activity towards butanol electro-oxidation compared to Pt in acidic media. The onset potential for n-butanol oxidation on PtSn is ∼520 mV lower than that found on Pt, and significantly lower activation energy was found for PtSn compared with that for Pt.

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The article was received on 20 May 2015, accepted on 15 Jul 2015 and first published on 20 Jul 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04188K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 13412-13415
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    Development of a PtSn bimetallic catalyst for direct fuel cells using bio-butanol fuel

    V. K. Puthiyapura, D. J. L. Brett, A. E. Russell, W. F. Lin and C. Hardacre, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 13412
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04188K

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