The development of active and stable catalysts is essential for the commercialization of direct alcohol fuel cells. In this work, we introduce a MoS2/Ni3S2/rGO catalyst as a cost-effective, stable, and high-performance catalyst for application in alcohol fuel cells. MoS2/Ni3S2 and its hybrid with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) are synthesized and evaluated as nanocatalysts in the alcohol (methanol and ethanol) electro-oxidation process in alkaline media. The effects of temperature and scanning rate are investigated. Voltammetry results show that MoS2/Ni3S2/rGO has good catalytic efficiency and excellent stability of 106 and 104% after 200 consecutive CV cycles for MOR and EOR, respectively. The synergic effect of starfish Ni3S2 and the coated porous MoS2 facilitates the absorption of hydroxyl ions and alcohols on the surface of the catalyst, while rGO enlarges the specific surface area and the electrical conductivity of the electrocatalyst.

MoS2/Ni3S2/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanostructure as an Electrocatalyst for Alcohol Fuel Cells

Di Bartolomeo, Antonio
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2022

Abstract

The development of active and stable catalysts is essential for the commercialization of direct alcohol fuel cells. In this work, we introduce a MoS2/Ni3S2/rGO catalyst as a cost-effective, stable, and high-performance catalyst for application in alcohol fuel cells. MoS2/Ni3S2 and its hybrid with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) are synthesized and evaluated as nanocatalysts in the alcohol (methanol and ethanol) electro-oxidation process in alkaline media. The effects of temperature and scanning rate are investigated. Voltammetry results show that MoS2/Ni3S2/rGO has good catalytic efficiency and excellent stability of 106 and 104% after 200 consecutive CV cycles for MOR and EOR, respectively. The synergic effect of starfish Ni3S2 and the coated porous MoS2 facilitates the absorption of hydroxyl ions and alcohols on the surface of the catalyst, while rGO enlarges the specific surface area and the electrical conductivity of the electrocatalyst.
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