(578g) Palladium Nanofibers for Electrooxidation of Alcohols in Alkaline Medium

Authors: 
Jia, W., University of Connecticut
Su, L., University of Connecticut
Ding, Y., University of Connecticut
Schempf, A., University of Connecticut
Lei, Y., University of Connecticut


Palladium (Pd) nanofibers with high surface area had been successfully prepared. The as-prepared membranes were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Its application for ethanol oxidation was studied extensively. The results show that the Pd nanofibers greatly promote the oxidation of ethanol in alkaline medium for fuel cell application.