Novel spherical TiO2 supported PdNi alloy catalyst for methanol electroxidation

Jianfeng JU*, Xi CHEN, Yujun SHI, Donghui WU, Ping HUA

*Corresponding author for this work

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A novel PdNi/TiO2 electrocatalyst for methanol oxidation is fabricated using spherical TiO2 nanoparticles as support. The structural and electrochemical properties of the PdNi/TiO2 catalyst are characterized by XRD, TEM and electrochemical analysis. The cyclic voltammograms of PdNi/TiO2 catalyst show that there is a large methanol oxidation peak in about 0.882V that is much bigger than that of the commercial PtRu/C catalyst in 0.7V. The composite TiO2 material has high catalytic activity without UV light illumination. The electrocatalytic activity and anti-poisoning capability of the PdNi/TiO2 catalyst are promising, which may become a potential candidate for direct methanol fuel cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Anode catalyst
  • Direct methanol fuel cell
  • Methanol electro-oxidation
  • Support
  • Titanium dioxide


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