Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2011, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (08): 1881-1885.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20110827

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Preparation of Mesoporous Carbon at Different Temperatures as a Catalyst Support for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

XU Qun-Jie, LI Jin-Guang, LI Qiao-Xia   

  1. Department of Thermal Power and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai 200090, P. R.China
  • Received:2011-03-17 Revised:2011-05-12 Published:2011-07-19
  • Contact: XU Qun-Jie
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20873031), Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, China (10ZZ116), Key Project of Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, China (09230501400, 10160502300) and Talent Development Fund of Shanghai, China.


Using mesoporous SiO2 (SBA-15) as templates and sugar as a carbon precursor, mesoporous carbon (CMK-3) was prepared at different temperatures (600-900 °C). 20%(w) Pt/CMK-3 was then prepared by impregnation reduction with sodium borohydride as a reductant. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry were applied to study the catalytic performance and stability toward methanol oxidation for the as-prepared catalyst. CO striping voltammetry was used to determine its anti-poisoning capability toward CO. The results show that the Pt/CMK-3 prepared at 900 °C had the best catalytic performance and stability toward methanol but at a carbonization temperature of 700 °C the Pt catalyst had a lower stripping potential to CO.

Key words: Mesoporous carbon, Methanol, Pt, CO striping


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