Excellent performance of Pt-C/TiO2 for methanol oxidation:contribution of mesopores and partially coated carbon


Partial deposition of carbon onto mesoporous TiO2 (C/TiO2) were prepared as supporting substrate for Pt catalyst development. Carbon deposition is achieved by in-situ carbonization of furfuryl alcohol. The hybrid catalysts were characterized by XRD, Raman, SEM and TEM and exhibited outstanding catalytic activity and stability in methanol oxidation reaction. The heterogeneous carbon coated on mesoporous TiO2 fibers provided excellent electrical conductivity and strong interfacial interaction between TiO2 support and Pt metal nanoparticles. Methanol oxidation reaction results showed that the activity of Pt-C/TiO2 is 3.0 and 1.5 times higher than that of Pt-TiO2 and Pt-C, respectively. In addition, the Pt-C/TiO2 exhibited a 6.7 times enhanced stability compared with Pt-C after 2000 cycles. The synergistic effect of C/TiO2 is responsible for the enhanced activity of Pt-C/TiO2, and its excellent durability could be ascribed to the strong interfacial interaction between Pt nanoparticles and C/TiO2 support.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.07.219
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publication ISSN: 0169-4332
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2024 07:21
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 09:05
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-12-31
Published Online Date: 2017-07-29
Accepted Date: 2017-07-24
Authors: Wu, Xinbing
Zhuang, Wei
Lu, Linghong
Li, Licheng
Zhu, Jiahua
Mu, Liwen
Li, Wei (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4036-467X)
Zhu, Yudan
Lu, Xiaohua

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