Carbon-based Catalysts: Synthesis and Applications

M. J. Lazaro, S. Ascaso, S. Perez-Rodriguez, J. Calderon, M.E. Galvez, M.J. Nieto, Rafael Moliner, A. Boyano, D. Sebastian, C. Alegre, Laura Calvillo, Veronica Celorrio

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This paper summarizes the main results obtained by the Fuel Combustion Group in three applications: (1) carbon-based catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) process of NOx, (2) Pt and Pt–Ru catalysts for direct alcohol fuel cells, (3) carbon-supported catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2. Concerning the first aspect, low-cost catalysts able to work at lower temperatures have been prepared and compared with commercial catalysts; for the second one, new catalysts for methanol and ethanol electrochemical oxidation exhibiting current densities that are double those of the commercial ones have been developed; as regards the third one, carbon-supported catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2 based on Fe and Pd were synthesized and tested. Formic acid was obtained as the main product on all Fe/C electrodes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1229-1241
Number of pages13
JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
Issue number11
Early online date27 Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • Novel carbon materials
  • Carbon supported catalysts
  • NOx reduction
  • Direct alcohol fuel cells
  • Electroreduction of CO2

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