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Electrocatalyst compositions

United States Patent

September 4, 2001
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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.
Mallouk; Thomas E. (State College, PA), Chan; Benny C. (State College, PA), Reddington; Erik (Woburn, MA), Sapienza; Anthony (West Chester, PA), Chen; Guoying (State College, PA), Smotkin; Eugene (Chicago, IL), Gurau; Bogdan (Chicago, IL), Viswanathan; Rameshkrishnan (Chicago, IL), Liu; Renxuan (Chicago, IL)
The Penn State Research Foundation (University Park, PA), The Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL)
09/ 326,206
June 4, 1999
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.