Promoted C–C bond cleavage over intermetallic TaPt3 catalyst toward low-temperature energy extraction from ethanol

@inproceedings{Kodiyath2015PromotedCB,
  title={Promoted C–C bond cleavage over intermetallic TaPt3 catalyst toward low-temperature energy extraction from ethanol},
  author={Rajesh Kodiyath and Gubbala V. Ramesh and Eva Koudelkov{\'a} and Toyokazu Tanabe and Mikio Ito and Maidhily Manikandan and Shigenori Ueda and Takeshi Fujita and Naoto Umezawa and Hidenori Noguchi and Katsuhiko Ariga and Hideki Abe},
  year={2015}
}
Novel intermetallic TaPt3 nanoparticles (NPs) are materialized, which exhibit much higher catalytic performance than state-of-the-art Pt3Sn NPs for electrooxidation of ethanol. In situ infrared-reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IRRAS) elucidates that the TaPt3 NPs cleave the C–C bond in ethanol at lower potentials than Pt NPs, efficiently promoting complete conversion of ethanol to CO2. Single-cell tests demonstrate the feasibility of the TaPt3 NPs as a practical energy-extraction catalyst… CONTINUE READING