Preparation of Low Pt-Decorated Ru/C Catalyst and Electrochemical Research
The Ru/C nanocomposites with loading of 20wt% were prepared by ethylene glycol in the presence of XC-72. Carbon-supported Ru nanoparticles were decorated with Pt by spontaneous deposition method after Ru surface oxides were reduced in the hydrogen atmosphere at 180 for 2h. TEM indicated that the average particle size of catalyst was about 4nm with excellent dispersion and the XRD analyzing results showed that Pt had decorated on surface of Ru. The anti-poisoning ability was studied by pre-adsorbing CO striping voltammetric curves in 0.1M HClO4. Catalytic activities of the prepared Pt/Ru/C were studied by cyclic voltammetry in a solution of 0.5 mol/L CH3OH + 0.1 mol/L HClO4. The results showed that the oxidation current density was far more than 60wt% RuPt/C (E-TEK) and 20wt% Pt/C (Johnson Matthey). At the same time, the study also showed that the prepared catalyst not only had a higher catalytic activity to methanol, but also had lower Pt loading.
Zhengyi Jiang, Jingtao Han and Xianghua Liu
Q. J. Xu et al., "Preparation of Low Pt-Decorated Ru/C Catalyst and Electrochemical Research", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 152-153, pp. 1620-1623, 2011