Role of Trimetallic Nanoparticles for Complete Oxidation of Alcohol to CO2


Role of Trimetallic Nanoparticles for Complete Oxidation of Alcohol to CO2

R. Imran Jafri, V. Acharya, S. Akshaya

The increasing demand of global energy and extensive use of fossil fuels have created enormous pressure for developing a new renewable energy source which is ultra clean, easily accessible, energy efficient and low cost, hence making way for fuel cells. Among different types of fuel cells, Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells (DAFC) has emerged as a promising technology which has the potential to replace the existing fossil fuel-based machinery. To overcome the various hurdles faced by the commercialization of fuel cells, multimetallic nanoparticles as catalysts have attracted huge attention compared to monometallic as the former can be easily tailored. The present chapter overviews the recent developments in the electrocatalysts (with focus on tri-metallic electrocatalysts) for alcohol (methanol and ethanol) oxidation and review of recent Pt and non-Pt based materials for the DAFC.

Alcohol Oxidation, Fuel Cells, Nanomaterials, Electrocatalyst, Trimetallic Electrocatalysts, Carbon Nanomaterials

Published online 5/5/2019, 37 pages

Citation: R. Imran Jafri, V. Acharya, S. Akshaya, Role of Trimetallic Nanoparticles for Complete Oxidation of Alcohol to CO2, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 49, pp 351-387, 2019


Part of the book on Nanomaterials for Alcohol Fuel Cells

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