Anodic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cells Based on Pt/Ti1–xRu x O2

A. A. Belmesov A. A. Belmesov , A. A. Baranov A. A. Baranov , A. V. Levchenko A. V. Levchenko
Российский электрохимический журнал
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The electrocatalytic activity of materials in the 10% Pt/Ti1–xRu x O2–δ system, where x = 0–0.3 (0 ≤ Ru ≤ 30 mol %), in the reactions of hydrogen electrooxidation in the presence of CO is studied in the liquid three-electrode cell and a model of fuel cell. It is shown that the tolerance of the electrocatalysts towards CO is determined by the crystal structure of the support: the support with the rutile structure provides a higher rate of CO desorption than the support with the anatase structure. The potential of the onset of CO oxidation decreases with increasing concentration of dopant in the support from 650 mV for 10% Pt/TiO2 to 480 mV (NHE) for 10% Pt/Ti0.91Ru0.09O2–δ (rutile). The use of these materials as the anodic catalysts of fuel cell operating with hydrogen containing 30 ppm CO enabled us to obtain a current density by 7 times higher as compared with the 20% PtRu/C E-Tec catalysts.

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  • Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow oblast, 142432, Russia

    A. A. Belmesov, A. A. Baranov & A. V. Levchenko

  • Moscow State University, Faculty of Fundamental Physical and Chemical Engineering, Moscow, 119992, Russia

    A. A. Baranov

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