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Palladium-based electrocatalysts and fuel cells employing such electrocatalysts

United States Patent

August 31, 2010
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A direct organic fuel cell includes a fluid fuel comprising formic acid, an anode having an electrocatalyst comprising palladium nanoparticles, a fluid oxidant, a cathode electrically connected to the anode, and an electrolyte interposed between the anode and the cathode.
Masel; Richard I. (Champaign, IL), Zhu; Yimin (Urbana, IL), Larsen; Robert T. (Champaign, IL)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
10/ 817,361
April 2, 2004
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government assistance under Department of Energy Grant No. DEGF-02-99ER14993. The Government has certain rights in the invention.