The effective bimetallic component of Pd-Au/C for electrochemical oxidation of borohydrides

Seong Youn Park, Dae Won Lee, In Seon Park, Yoon Ki Hong, Young Moo Park, Kwan Young Lee

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The coulombic efficiencies of Pd-Au/C catalysts for the electrochemical oxidation of borohydrides were measured and the impregnated states of Pd-Au were characterized by XRD and XPS to find their relevance to the catalytic performances of the catalysts. The Pd-Au/C (metal wt.% = 20%) catalysts showed coulombic efficiencies of 50-70% under the given galvanostatic conditions, with maintaining a current density close to 20% Pd/C at voltammetric test, which is thought to be related to the mixed state of monometallic Au and Pd-Au alloy on the carbon support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S40-S43
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this work provided by the Core Technology Development Program for Fuel Cells ( 10022712-2006-13 ) of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) in Korea.


  • Bimetallic
  • Coulombic efficiency
  • Direct borohydride fuel cell
  • Fuel cell
  • Pd-Au

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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