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Electrocatalyst for alcohol oxidation in fuel cells

United States Patent

February 6, 2001
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Electrocatalysts for Alcohol Oxidation in Fuel Cells
Binary and ternary electrocatalysts are provided for oxidizing alcohol in a fuel cell. The binary electrocatalyst includes 1) a substrate selected from the group consisting of NiWO.sub.4 or CoWO.sub.4 or a combination thereof, and 2) Group VIII noble metal catalyst supported on the substrate. The ternary electrocatalyst includes 1) a substrate as described above, and 2) a catalyst comprising Group VIII noble metal, and ruthenium oxide or molybdenum oxide or a combination thereof, said catalyst being supported on said substrate.
Adzic; Radoslav R. (Setauket, NY), Marinkovic; Nebojsa S. (Coram, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
09/ 434,548
November 8, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.