Inside Cover: Organometallic Catalysts for Use in a Fuel Cell (ChemCatChem 6/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Takahiro Matsumoto,

    1. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 92-802-2823
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Kyoungmok Kim,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Hidetaka Nakai,

    1. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 92-802-2823
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Takashi Hibino,

    Corresponding author
    1. Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan)
    • Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Seiji Ogo

    Corresponding author
    1. International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 92-802-2823
    2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan)
    3. Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi Center Building, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
    • International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 92-802-2823
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Abstract

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An ingenious spin on fuel cells The cover picture shows a genie watching an organometallic fuel cell to observe its reaction mechanism. In their Full Paper on p. 1368 ff., T. Hibino, S. Ogo et al. describe an organometallic [NiIIRuIV] peroxo catalyst that functions as the cathode in a fuel cell with a 240 % increase in power output over their previous systems. The organometallic catalyst is active in both solid and solution phases and allows for observation of the mechanism, providing opportunity for further improvement to the hydrogen economy.

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