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Functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and application as supports for electrocatalysts in proton-exchange membrane fuel cell

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Functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and application as supports for electrocatalysts in proton-exchange membrane fuel cell
Abstract

The effect of the functionalization degree of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) on the synthesis and catalytic performance of Pt/MWCNT has been studied. In order to create surface groups of different strengths, MWCNTs have been subjected to either severe or mild oxidation treatment. The experimental data show that increasing metal dispersion is favored on severely treated nanotubes. This is because the treatment provides nucleating sites and enhances the hydrophilicity of the carbon surface. The Pt nanoparticles supported on the MWCNTs subjected to the most severe functionalization treatment gives the best cathode electrode for PEMFC applications, even exceeding the performance of commercial Pt/C. This is due to the higher dispersion of the Pt nanoparticles, as well as a smaller particle size, which is more appropriate for the oxygen reduction reaction.

Graphical abstract.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slideResearch highlights▶ Oxygen bearing functional groups are created on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by chemical treatment. ▶ The amount of such groups increases with the strength of the chemical treatment. ▶ Pt nanosized particles are deposited on functionalized MWCNTs by the polyol method. ▶ The mass activity (Pt-base) of PtCNT-ST for the oxygen reduction reaction is superior to PtCNT-MT.

Keywords
Oxygen-containing groups; Multi-wall carbon nanotubes; PEMFC; Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental - Volume 99, Issues 1–2, 31 August 2010, Pages 343–352
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Catalysis
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