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Keywords:

  • alcohols;
  • electrochemistry;
  • oxidation;
  • platinum;
  • rhodium
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Dream island: Monoatomic, high-platinum islands deposited on a Rh(1 1 1) electrode have an electrocatalytic activity for ethanol oxidation that is 20 times higher than that measured on platinum electrodes. On these islands, CO2 and acetic acid are the final products.