Cover Picture: Electrooxidation of Ethylene Glycol and Glycerol on Pd-(Ni-Zn)/C Anodes in Direct Alcohol Fuel Cells (ChemSusChem 3/2013)

Authors

  • Dr. Andrea Marchionni,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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  • Dr. Manuela Bevilacqua,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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  • Dr. Claudio Bianchini,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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  • Dr. Yan-Xin Chen,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
    2. Department of Chemistry, ICCOM-CNR-Trieste, CENMAT, University of Trieste via L. Giorgeri 1, 34127 Trieste (Italy)
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  • Dr. Jonathan Filippi,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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  • Dr. Paolo Fornasiero,

    1. Department of Chemistry, ICCOM-CNR-Trieste, CENMAT, University of Trieste via L. Giorgeri 1, 34127 Trieste (Italy)
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  • Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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  • Dr. Hamish Miller,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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  • Dr. Lianqin Wang,

    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
    2. Department of Chemistry, ICCOM-CNR-Trieste, CENMAT, University of Trieste via L. Giorgeri 1, 34127 Trieste (Italy)
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  • Dr. Francesco Vizza

    Corresponding author
    1. Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
    • Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organometallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy), Fax: (+39) 0555225203
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Abstract

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The cover image highlights the research carried out by the group of Francesco Vizza at ICCOM-CNR in Florence, which is reported on page 518. It shows a direct alcohol fuel cell (DAFC) that converts alcohols into various oxygenate products, providing at the same time excellent power densities, thus exploiting the ability of the anode electrocatalyst to bring about the partial oxidation of either ethylene glycol (EG) or glycerol (G) with high selectivity and fast kinetics. The power densities obtained in the temperature range from 20 to 80 °C, with palladium loadings at the anode as low as 1 mg cm−2, show that Pd-(Ni-Zn)/C can be classified as the best performing palladium-based electrocatalyst ever reported for EG and G electro-oxidation.

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