Probing the enhanced methanol electrooxidation mechanism on platinum-metal oxide catalyst
journal contributionposted on 11.08.2020, 09:27 by Ya-Wei Zhou, Ya-Feng Chen, Kun Jiang, Zhen Liu, Zi-Jie Mao, Wei-Yi Zhang, Wen-Feng LinWen-Feng Lin, Wen-Bin Cai
Pt-metal oxide nanocomposites are classified as an alternative promising catalyst besides Pt-Ru nanoalloys for electrochemical methanol oxidation reaction (MOR), and yet the relevant enhancement mechanism for MOR remains largely elusive in terms of catalyst functions and reaction pathways. Herein, interface-rich Pt-SnO2 nanoflakes supported on reduced graphene oxide have been prepared and employed as a model catalyst for such a study. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements reveal significant electronic structure modification on Pt in contact with SnO2, concomitant with enhanced MOR. In-situ surface enhanced infrared absorption spectroscopy and on-line differential electrochemical mass spectrometry measurements indicate that the non-CO pathway is selectively enhanced on Pt-SnO2 compared to the CO pathway which prevails on Pt. DFT calculations reinforce that this electronic structure manipulation favors the non-CO reaction pathway on Pt-SnO2.
NSFC (Grant No. 21733004) of MOST
International Cooperation Program of STCSM (Grant No. 17520711200)
National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, 2015CB932303)
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Newton Fund (NAF\R1\191294)
Shanghai Sailing Program (Grant No. 20YF1420500)
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