Methanol electrooxidation on a colloidal PtRu-alloy fuel-cell catalyst

T. J. Schmidt, H. A. Gasteiger, R. J. Behm

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The electrooxidation of methanol on a novel carbon supported PtRu electrocatalyst produced via colloidal PtRu precursors was investigated by thin-film-electrode (TFE) measurements and compared with commercially available Pt and PtRu catalysts. The PtRu-colloid-based catalyst shows similiar activity towards methanol oxidation as other conventional PtRu catalysts. A comparison with literature data from half-cell measurements at similiar mass-specific current densities clearly demonstrates the high potential of the colloid-based PtRu catalyst for fuel-cell applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Fuel-cell catalysts
  • Methanol electrooxidation
  • PtRu colloids
  • Thin-film electrodes


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