Electrochemical reactivity and stability of platinum nanoparticles in imidazolium-based ionic liquids

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Title: Electrochemical reactivity and stability of platinum nanoparticles in imidazolium-based ionic liquids
Authors: Montiel López, Miguel Ángel | Solla-Gullón, José | Sánchez-Sánchez, Carlos M.
Research Group/s: Electroquímica Aplicada y Electrocatálisis
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Electroquímica
Keywords: Platinum nanoparticles | Ionic liquids | Electrocatalysis | Carbon monoxide
Knowledge Area: Química Física
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Citation: Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry. 2016, 20(4): 1043-1052. doi:10.1007/s10008-015-3014-5
Abstract: The electrocatalytic activity of synthesized quasi-spherical Pt nanoparticles (NPs) has been studied, taking as a model the COads electrooxidation reaction in two imidazolium-based ionic liquids such as 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide [C4mim+][NTf2−] and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate [C4mim+][BF4−]. In particular, the effect of (i) water content, (ii) temperature, and (iii) nature of the room-temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) on the electrocatalytic behavior of these Pt NPs has been systematically evaluated. The obtained results show how important are those parameters, since the COads oxidation peak potential exhibits a great sensitivity depending on the water content, temperature, and nature of the RTIL used. Interestingly, the charge density associated with the COads electrooxidation peak strongly depends on the nature of the ionic liquid, which reflects the complexity of this electrocatalytic reaction in this media. Moreover, Pt NP electrocatalyst degradation in those RTILs, considered as a loss of electrochemically active area, has been evaluated and shows high stability despite the extreme potentials afforded in RTILs.
Sponsor: This work has been financially supported by the MICINN (Spain) (project CTQ2013-48280-C3-3-R).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/62291
ISSN: 1432-8488 (Print) | 1433-0768 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/s10008-015-3014-5
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10008-015-3014-5
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10008-015-3014-5
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