Compositions for use as catalysts in electrochemical reactions are described. The compositions are alloys prepared from two or more elemental metals selected from platinum, molybdenum, osmium, ruthenium, rhodium, and iridium. Also described are electrode compositions including such alloys and electrochemical reaction devices including such catalysts.
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH
This invention was made with Government support under grants DAAH04-94-G-0055, DAAH04-95-0330, awarded by the U.S. Army Research Office and DARPA as well as from Contract No. DE-FGO2-93ER14374 awarded by the Department of Energy and Subcontract No. SA151-298 by the U.S. Army Research Office and DARPA. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.