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Polythiophene-Assisted Vapor Phase Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube-Supported Rhodium Sulfide as Oxygen Reduction Catalyst for HCl Electrolysis

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  • Chen Jin,

    1. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr 150, 44801 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234 32 14115
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  • Dr. Tharamani Chikka Nagaiah,

    1. Elektroanalytik & Sensorik, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150 NC04/788, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
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  • Dr. Wei Xia,

    1. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr 150, 44801 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234 32 14115
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  • Dr. Michael Bron,

    1. Elektroanalytik & Sensorik, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150 NC04/788, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
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  • Prof. Wolfgang Schuhmann,

    1. Elektroanalytik & Sensorik, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150 NC04/788, 44780 Bochum (Germany)
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  • Prof. Martin Muhler

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    1. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr 150, 44801 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234 32 14115
    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr 150, 44801 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234 32 14115
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Abstract

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Rhodium Drive: Carbon nanotube-supported rhodium sulfide electrocatalysts are prepared by sequential chemical vapor deposition of iron, controlled vapor phase polymerization of thiophene, and finally impregnation of the rhodium precursor and pyrolysis. The electrocatalysts are applied in the oxygen reduction reaction under HCl electrolysis conditions.

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