Identifying the Issue
Alcohol based fuel cell require a catalyst that efficiently breaks down alcohol molecules at the electrode surface for generating energy. The catalyst must also be environmentally benign, have high energy efficiency, and operate at ambient temperatures.
Objective of the Research
- Synthesize gold-based nanocomposites using simple organic molecules
- Adopt a cost-effective and energy efficient electrochemical synthesis yielding small size gold nanoparticles exhibiting excellent catalytic activity
- Provide an alternate to earlier reported metal-polymer composites serving as catalysts for oxidation of alcohols
Who should read this?
Anyone in industry/academia, working directly or indirectly on synthesis of efficient catalysts to be used for various electrochemical applications such as alcohol oxidation, sensors, hydrogen evolution reaction or oxygen evolution/reduction reactions.