Electrocatalytic oxidation of methanol on Pt/NiZn electrode in alkaline medium
Authors: Telli, Esra; Solmaz, Ramazan; Kardaş, Gülfeza
Source: Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, Volume 47, Number 7, July 2011 , pp. 811-818(8)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:In this study, a platinum electrode was coated with NiZn layer (Pt/NiZn) in a nickel-zinc bath by electrodeposition for use as anode material for methanol electrooxidation in alkaline solution. The electrode prepared was etched in a concentrated alkaline solution (30% NaOH) to produce a porous and electrocatalytic surface suitable for use in the methanol electrooxidation (Pt/NiZn). The surface morphologies and compositions of coating before and after alkaline leaching were determined by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques. The effect of NiZn coated platinum electrode for methanol electrooxidation was investigated in 1 M NaOH solution by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) techniques. Methanol electrooxidation on Pt/NiZn electrode was studied at various temperatures and potential scan rates. The results showed that Pt/NiZn electrode behaved as an efficient catalyst for the electrooxidation of methanol in alkaline medium.
Document Type: Research Article
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Publication date: July 2011