Saccharides have been emerging as promising fuels for future energy industry because they possess high energy density
and tremendous amount of them can be obtained from abundant biomass. Direct electrochemical oxidation of
saccharides to generate electricity is a potentially competitive approach in terms of the demand for small, handy, and
cost-effective electric power sources. To develop efficient sugar fuel cell, it is necessary to understand mechanism of
electrooxidation of saccharide at electrode surface. Although glucose oxidation at platinum surface has been well known,
fundamental mechanism study on electrooxidation of other sugars is still in its infancy. Based on research of glucose
oxidation, we will predict the electrooxidation of other saccharides such as fructose.