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Electrochemical co-deposition of bimetallic Pt-Ru nanoclusters dispersed on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and electrocatalytic behavior for methanol oxidation

Patra, S and Dash, Sthitaprajna and Anand, V and Nimisha, CS and Rao, GM and Munichandraiah, N (2011) Electrochemical co-deposition of bimetallic Pt-Ru nanoclusters dispersed on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and electrocatalytic behavior for methanol oxidation. In: Materials Science and Engineering: B, 176 (10). pp. 785-791.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2011.03.012

Abstract

Nanoclusters of bimetallic Pt-Ru are electrochemically deposited on conductive polymer, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)(PEDOT), which is also electrochemically deposited on a carbon paper substrate. The bimetallic deposition is carried out in an acidic electrolyte consisting of chloroplatinic acid and ruthenium chloride at 0.0 V versus saturated calomel electrode (SCE) on PEDOT coated carbon paper. A thin layer PEDOT on a carbon paper substrate facilitates the formation of uniform, well-dispersed, nano clusters of Pt-Ru of mean diameter of 123 nm, which consist of nanosize particles. In the absence of PEDOT, the size of the clusters is about 251 nm, which are unevenly distributed on carbon paper substrate. Cyclic voltammetry studies suggest that peak currents of methanol oxidation are several times greater on PtRu-PEDOT electrode than on Pt-Ru electrode in the absence of PEDOT. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.
Keywords: Pt-Ru nanoclusters;Electrodeposition;X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy;Methanol electrooxidation;Cyclic voltammetry; Amperometry
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation and Applied Physics (Formally ISU)
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2011 08:38
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2011 08:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39090

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