Electrodeposited gold nanoparticles on carbon nanotube-textile: Anode material for glucose alkaline fuel cells
KAUST Grant NumberKUS-I1-001-12
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AbstractIn the present paper we propose a new anode material for glucose-gluconate direct oxidation fuel cells prepared by electrodepositing gold nanoparticles onto a conductive textile made by conformally coating single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) on a polyester textile substrate. The electrodeposition conditions were optimized in order to achieve a uniform distribution of gold nanoparticles in the 3D porous structure of the textile. On the basis of previously reported studies, the reaction conditions (pH, electrolyte composition and glucose concentration) were tuned in order to achieve the highest oxidation rate, selectively oxidizing glucose to gluconate. The electrochemical characterization was carried out by means of cyclic voltammetry. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
CitationPasta M, Hu L, La Mantia F, Cui Y (2012) Electrodeposited gold nanoparticles on carbon nanotube-textile: Anode material for glucose alkaline fuel cells. Electrochemistry Communications 19: 81–84. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2012.03.019.
SponsorsY.C. acknowledges support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (No. KUS-I1-001-12). The authors wish to thank James McDonough for his help in preparing the manuscript.