Russian Journal of Electrochemistry

, Volume 54, Issue 11, pp 937–948 | Cite as

Methanol Electrooxidation on PtM/C (M = Ni, Co) and Pt/(SnO2/C) Catalysts

  • V. S. MenshchikovEmail author
  • S. V. Belenov
  • V. E. Guterman
  • I. N. Novomlinskiy
  • A. K. Nevel’skaya
  • A. Yu. Nikulin


We investigate the activity of bimetallic PtM/C (M = Ni, Co) catalysts with different microstructures and platinum catalysts supported on a nanostructured composite carrier (SnO2/C) in the electrooxidation reaction of methanol. For bimetallic catalysts, the effect of heat treatment on their structural and functional characteristics is also studied. Among bimetallic catalysts in the as-obtained state, the Pt@Ni/C catalyst prepared by the subsequent reduction of nickel and platinum from solutions of their compounds exhibited the highest activity in the methanol electrooxidation, significantly exceeding that for the commercial Pt/C product. Heat treatment at 350°C increased the activity of the PtCo/C catalyst containing nanoparticles of a solid solution but adversely affected the tolerance of all the studied bimetallic catalysts to the intermediate products of methanol oxidation. All the studied Pt/(SnO2/C) materials demonstrated a higher mass activity in the electrooxidation reaction of methanol compared to commercial Pt/C and bimetallic systems, while the catalyst with a weight fraction of platinum of 12% and a molar ratio of Pt: SnO2 of 1: 1.1 showed the highest mass activity.


methanol electrooxidation bimetallic catalysts composite support tin dioxide platinum nanoparticles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Menshchikov
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. V. Belenov
    • 1
  • V. E. Guterman
    • 1
  • I. N. Novomlinskiy
    • 1
  • A. K. Nevel’skaya
    • 1
  • A. Yu. Nikulin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySouth Federal UniversityRostov-on-DonRussia

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