Development of Effective Bimetallic Electrocatalysts for Glucose Electrooxidation

Ulaş B., Yılmaz Ürün Y., DEMİR KIVRAK H., ERÜNAL E.

JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol.169, no.10, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 169 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac95d3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Analytical Abstracts, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chemical Abstracts Core, Chimica, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Vulcan XC-72 supported PdCo and PtCo electrocatalysts were synthesized via supercritical deposition method and designed as anode catalyst for direct glucose fuel cells (DGFCs). As-prepared electrocatalysts were characterized by using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS), scanning electron microscopy energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (SEM-EDX), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) while electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cyclic voltammetry (CV) and chronoamperometry (CA) methods were used for the electrochemical characterization of PdCo/Vulcan XC-72 and PtCo/Vulcan XC-72 catalysts. PdCo/Vulcan XC-72 anode catalyst showed higher electrocatalytic activity for glucose electrooxidation than PtCo/Vulcan XC-72. In addition, chronoamperometry results showed that PdCo/Vulcan XC-72 possessed better stability within 1000 s than PtCo/Vulcan XC-72. The improvement in electrocatalytic activity and stability has been attributed to the alteration of the electronic properties of Pd with the addition of Co. The PdCo/Vulcan XC-72 catalyst is a good candidate for use as an anode catalyst in DGFCs. (C) 2022 The Electrochemical Society ("ECS"). Published on behalf of ECS by IOP Publishing Limited.