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Title: Synthesis and characterization of corannulene-metal-organic framework support material for palladium catalyst: an excellent anode material for accelerated methanol oxidation
Authors: Khuntia, Harisankar
Bhavani, Kalli Sai
Anusha, Tummala
Trinadh, Thota
Stuparu, Mihaiela Corina
Brahman, Pradeep Kumar
Keywords: Science::Chemistry
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Khuntia, H., Bhavani, K. S., Anusha, T., Trinadh, T., Stuparu, M. C. & Brahman, P. K. (2021). Synthesis and characterization of corannulene-metal-organic framework support material for palladium catalyst: an excellent anode material for accelerated methanol oxidation. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 615, 126237-.
Project: 2019-T1-002-066 
Journal: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 
Abstract: This work focuses to ease the challenge in electro-oxidation of methanol for the direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) using a well-defined efficient electrocatalyst. The proposed electrocatalyst is designed using the ZIF-67-Corannulene composite support decorated with palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) for the first time for the methanol oxidation reaction. Structural and morphological characterization was carried out using UV–vis, FT-IR, XRD, FE-SEM, EDS, XPS, and ICP-OES analysis. The catalytic performance of the designed catalyst towards methanol oxidation was studied in an alkaline medium. The electrochemical properties, catalytic activity, and long-term stability performance of the PdNPs@ZIF-67-Corannulene catalyst were assessed by cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and chronoamperometry. The formation of intermediates during the electrooxidation of methanol was confirmed by in-situ FT-IR measurements and the mechanism of methanol oxidation at the catalyst was proposed. Furthermore, owing to the synergetic effect of PdNPs, unique structure of ZIF-67-Corannulene support, the as-synthesized catalyst has demonstrated large electrochemical surface area (ECSA = 114.6 m2g−1), notably higher electrocatalytic activity (If = 90.2 mAcm-2) and enhanced long term stability. The proposed research opens new channels for the development of high-performance stable catalysts based on new carbon material: Corannulene.
ISSN: 0927-7757
DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2021.126237
Schools: School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences 
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