Surface structure dependent electro-oxidation of dimethyl ether on platinum single-crystal electrodes

Yujin Tong, Leilei Lu, Yi Zhang, Yunzhi Gao, Geping Yin, Masatoshi Osawa, Shen Ye

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Abstract

The electro-oxidation of dimethyl ether (DME), which is regarded as a promising alternative fuel for fuel cells, on platinum single-crystal electrode surfaces in acidic solution has been characterized by electrochemical and in situ IR observations. It has been found that the electro-oxidation behavior of DME depends significantly on surface structures. The (100)-terrace shows a particularly high activity in DME electro-oxidation in which C - O bonding is supposed to be selectively cleaved on the (100) terraces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18836-18838
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume111
Issue number51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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