Development of Au-Pd catalysts supported on carbon for a direct borohydride fuel cell

Hyang Mee Lee, Sung Yoen Park, Ki Tae Park, Un Ho Jung, Kook Chun, Choi Dong Woong, Sung Hyun Kim

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The purpose of this study is to diminish the hydrolysis of borohydride with good performances of a direct borohydride fuel cell (DBFC). Pd/C is considered as a proper anode catalyst for the DBFC. Au/C has lower activity for a hydrolysis reaction than other catalysts such as nickel, palladium, platinum, etc. Au-Pd catalysts supported on carbon (Au-Pd/C) were prepared with different weight ratios, 1:3, 2:2 and 3:1. The performances of three different catalysts increased with the amount of Pd, while the hydrogen evolution rates were similar. Consequently, the catalysts prepared with a Au/Pd weight ratio of 1:3 showed the best performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-792
Number of pages6
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1



  • Au-Pd/C catalysts
  • Direct borohydride fuel cell

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  • Chemistry(all)

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