19 January 2005 Oxygen electro-reduction catalysts for self-assembly on supports
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Proceedings Volume 5592, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.571378
Event: Optics East, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A new strategy for making low cost, catalytic electrodes is being developed for fuel-cells and electrochemical sensors. The strategy is to synthesize a macrocyclic catalyst derivatized with a functional group (like phosphate or carboxylate), which has affinity for a metal-oxide/metal surface. The purpose of the functional group is to anchor the modified catalyst to the metal surface, thereby promoting the formation of a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of catalyst on a metal support. Syntheses are given for new ferrocene compounds and metallo porphyrins with anchor groups. The ferrocenes, which are relatively easy to synthesize, were made to learn how to form a stable SAM on a metal-oxide/metal surface. The metallo porphyrins were made for catalyzing oxygen electro-reduction with no platinum. Strategies for attaining an ideal catalytic electrode are discussed.
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Jennifer Dougan, Raquel Panton, Qiling Cheng, Don F. Gervasio, "Oxygen electro-reduction catalysts for self-assembly on supports", Proc. SPIE 5592, Nanofabrication: Technologies, Devices, and Applications, (19 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.571378; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.571378

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