Accession Number : AD0841555

Title :   MOLECULAR ENGINEERING OF PT-BASED ELECTROCATALYSTS FOR HYDROCARBON FUEL CELL ELECTRODES.

Descriptive Note : Semiannual interim rept. no. 3, 1 Nov 67-30 Apr 68,

Corporate Author : TYCO LABS INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Giner, J. ; Parry, J. M. ; Smith, S. M.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This report describes continued studies of the factors influencing the activity of platinum black catalysts for the electrochemical oxidation of propane. Two factors are considered in detail--the physical structure of the black and its influence on the mass transport processes of the reaction, and the intrinsic activity per real square centimeter of the catalyst surface. Nine new catalysts were prepared and characterized.

Descriptors :   *CATALYSTS), (*FUEL CELLS, ELECTRODES, PROPANE, OXIDATION, ELECTROCHEMISTRY, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, MASS TRANSFER, DIFFUSION, REACTION KINETICS, X RAY SPECTROSCOPY, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, PHOSPHORIC ACIDS, FORMALDEHYDE, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, BINDERS.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE