Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Alcohol Oxidation


Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Alcohol Oxidation

D. Yang

Carbon-based porous materials with a high specific surface area are extensively used as catalyst support in direct alcohol fuel cells to improve the efficiency of catalyst nanoparticles. New types of carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, mesoporous carbon, nanodiamond, and graphene are of great interest due to their tunable mesoporosity, high surface areas, and good electrical conductivity. Furthermore, they possess suitable anchoring sites for catalyst nanoparticles and have the potential to replace carbon blacks with improved stability. This chapter is devoted to reviewing the recent advances in the preparation, characterization and performance evaluation of these new types of the catalyst support.

Alcohol Fuel Cells, Carbon Support, Electrocatalysts, Carbon Blacks, Graphene, Mesoporous Carbon, Platinum Nanoparticles, Carbon Nanotubes, PtRu Nanoparticles, Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

Published online 5/5/2019, 24 pages

Citation: D. Yang, Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Alcohol Oxidation, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 49, pp 79-102, 2019


Part of the book on Nanomaterials for Alcohol Fuel Cells

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