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

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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