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Fuel cell anode catalyst performance can be stabilized with a molecularly rigid film of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM)

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Abstract

There remains a major materials challenge in maintaining the performance of platinum (Pt) anode catalysts in fuel cells due to corrosion and blocking of active sites. Herein, we report a new materials strategy for improving anode catalyst stability based on a protective microporous coating with an inert and highly rigid (non-blocking) polymer of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-EA-TB). The “anti-corrosion” effect of the PIM-EA-TB coating is demonstrated with a commercial Pt catalyst (3–5 nm diameter, 40 wt% Pt on Vulcan-72) and for three important fuel cell anode reactions: (i) methanol oxidation, (ii) ethanol oxidation, and (iii) formic acid oxidation.

Graphical abstract: Fuel cell anode catalyst performance can be stabilized with a molecularly rigid film of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM)

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Submitted
28 Nov 2015
Accepted
14 Jan 2016
First published
18 Jan 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 9315-9319
Article type
Communication
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Fuel cell anode catalyst performance can be stabilized with a molecularly rigid film of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM)

D. He, Y. Rong, M. Carta, R. Malpass-Evans, N. B. McKeown and F. Marken, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 9315
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA25320A

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