Synthesis of polymeric cobalt complex using pyrrole derivatives and application to cathodic catalyst for fuel cells

Yuichi Iai, Kenichi Oyaizu, Makoto Yuasa

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Abstract

In order to further increase the active site of oxygen reduction, polymerizable ligand with a strong coordinating ability was synthesized. The compound is a pyrrole derivative that strongly coordinates to cobalt(II) ions. It was revealed that the metal complex could be used as the cathode catalyst in fuel cells. The potential for oxygen reduction was very positive (Ep = 0.41 V vs SCE) for the catalyst prepared by refluxing the corresponding compound, cobalt acetate, and the carbon particles.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 18
Externally publishedYes
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26

Conference

Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period06/5/2406/5/26

Keywords

  • Cathode catalyst
  • Electropolymerization
  • Pyrrole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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