• An investigation into the electro-oxidation of ethanol and 2-propanol for application in direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs)

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      Platinized carbon electrode; ethanol; 2-propanol; electro-oxidation, charge transfer resistance

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      A comparative study of the electro-oxidation of ethanol and 2-propanol was carried out on carbon-supported platinum particles. Cyclic voltammetry, steady state polarisation, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy were used to investigate the oxidation reactions. A difference in the mechanistic behaviour of the oxidation of ethanol and 2-propanol on Pt was observed, thereby highlighting the fact that the molecular structure of the alcohol has great influence on its electroreactivity. The study emphasizes the fact that 2-propanol is a promising fuel candidate for a direct alcohol fuel cell.

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      Sagar Sen Gupta1 Jayati Datta1

      1. Department of Chemistry, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah - 711 103, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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