Pt and PtSn catalysts were studied for n-butanol electro-oxidation at various temperatures. PtSn showed a higher activity towards butanol electro-oxidation compared to Pt in acidic media. The onset potential for n-butanol oxidation on PtSn is ~520 mV lower than that found on Pt, and significantly lower activation energy was found for PtSn compared with that for Pt.
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Puthiyapura, V. K., Brett, D. J. L., Russell, A. E., Lin, W. F., & Hardacre, C. (2015). Development of a PtSn bimetallic catalyst for direct fuel cells using bio-butanol fuel. Chemical Communications, 51(69), 13412-13415. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5cc04188k