Palladium-based electrocatalysts for alcohol oxidation in half cells and in direct alcohol fuel cells.

Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy.
Chemical Reviews (Impact Factor: 41.3). 08/2009; 109(9):4183-206. DOI: 10.1021/cr9000995
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ABSTRACT Palladium is emerging as an attractive replacement for platinum in a number of electrochemical applications, including lowtemperature
fuel cells, electrolyzers and sensors. Palladium is more abundant in nature and less expensive than platinum.1 However, cost-associated
issues are not the main driving force behind the increasing interest in palladium as it remains a rare noble metal whose introduction
for a broad technological use would lead to an irreversible increase in its market price.

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