Role of Au-TiO2 interfacial sites in enhancing the electrocatalytic glycerol oxidation performance

Jisu Han, Youngmin Kim, David H.K. Jackson, Kwang Eun Jeong, Ho Jeong Chae, Kwan Young Lee, Hyung Ju Kim

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In this study, an atomically controlled thin TiO2 layer was coated on Au/C by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The resulting TiO2 coated Au/C (ALD(TiO2)-Au/C) was used as a catalyst for electrocatalytic glycerol oxidation in alkaline media. Interactions between Au and TiO2 in the ALD(TiO2)-Au/C catalyst improved the catalytic activity and stability for glycerol oxidation. Additionally, the reaction pathway for glycerol oxidation changes due to the Au-TiO2 interfaces formed by ALD. This performance enhancement of electrocatalytic glycerol oxidation on ALD(TiO2)-Au/C is attributed to the role of TiO2 in facilitating oxidation of the Au surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the KRICT -Techcross Company Joint Research Program ( KK1806-G09 & IKT1806-G09 ), South Korea and by the C1 Gas Refinery Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea ( 2016M3D3A1A01913251 ), South Korea.

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© 2018 Elsevier B.V.


  • Atomic layer deposition
  • Glycerol electrooxidation
  • Gold
  • Reaction pathway
  • Titanium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry


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