International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.45, No.8, 5276-5284, 2020
CO tolerance and stability of PtRu and PtRuMo electrocatalysts supported on N-doped graphene nanoplatelets for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
PtRu and PtRuMo electrocatalysts supported on N-doped graphene nanoplatelets (N-GNPs) were synthesized by a polyol method and utilized as anodes in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) to measure their CO tolerance and stability. A higher structural stability of the N-GNP supported catalysts, presenting a lower metal loss and a lower particle growth than PtRu/C was observed. Tests in PEMFCs indicated both a higher CO tolerance and a higher electrochemical stability of N-GNP supported PtRu and PtRuMo catalysts than a commercial conventional carbon black (CB) supported PtRu. (C) 2019 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.