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Methanol electrooxidation on carbon-supported Pt-WO3−x electrodes in sulphuric acid electrolyte

Shukla, AK and Ravikumar, MK and Aricò, S and Candiano, G and Antonucci, V and Giordano , N and Hamnett, A (1995) Methanol electrooxidation on carbon-supported Pt-WO3−x electrodes in sulphuric acid electrolyte. In: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 25 (6). pp. 528-532.

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Electrooxidation of methanol has been studied in sulphuric acid electrolyte at 60 degrees C on carbon-supported Pt-WO3-x, electrodes employing varying amounts of WO3-x,. It is found that the electrodes containing (3:1) Pt-WO3-x, composite catalyst exhibit a higher catalytic activity towards methanol electrooxidation than platinized carbon electrodes without WO3-x. In the light of the XPS and XRD data on the carbon-supported (3:1) Pt-WOx sample, it is speculated that the WOx is present in the form of an oxyhydroxide, which can promote surface oxy-species on platinum by proton transfer.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 06:16
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2011 06:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38100

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