Reaction mechanism of ethanol oxidation over gold catalyst under alkaline environment

Michihisa Koyama, Y. Amano, S. Liu, T. Ishimoto

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Abstract

Ethanol and other biofuels will play an important role in future low-carbon society. The direct use of such compounds in fuel cell is one of the promising options to realize high-efficiency utilization of biofuels. In this study, we focused on ethanol oxidation mechanism in alkaline environment as a first step to tackle the electrooxidation of biofuels in fuel cells. Gold is selected as a catalyst alternative to platinum. Density functional theory method was used to study the states of reactants in alkaline environment, surface coverage of gold catalyst, and reaction mechanism over gold catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 12, PEFC 2012
Pages1907-1912
Number of pages6
Edition2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
Event12th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2012 - 222nd ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 12 2012

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number2
Volume50
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

Other12th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2012 - 222nd ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period10/7/1210/12/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Koyama, M., Amano, Y., Liu, S., & Ishimoto, T. (2012). Reaction mechanism of ethanol oxidation over gold catalyst under alkaline environment. In Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 12, PEFC 2012 (2 ed., pp. 1907-1912). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 50, No. 2). https://doi.org/10.1149/05002.1907ecst