Advanced Technology

Platinum and Platinum Ruthenium Alloy/Carbon Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEFCs)

Our high-performance catalyst enable reduced use of precious metals.

PEFCs provide high levels of power yet are small and light. They have become the focus of attention predominantly in connection with fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and portable home power sources. There are high expectations for a new and environmentally-friendly power source utilizing the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen.
We have combined precious metal catalyst technology and electrochemical technology, both developed over long years of research, to successfully develop highly activated catalysts for cathode and CO-tolerant catalysts for anode of PEFC.

Standard Pt Catalyst
Product name Pt content (wt%) Carbon support
TEC10E40E 40 High surface area carbon
TEC10E50E 50
TEC10E60TPM 60
TEC10E70TPM 70
TEC10V30E 30 VULCAN® XC72
TEC10V40E 40
TEC10V50E 50
Standard Pt/Ru Catalyst
Product name PtRu content (wt%) Molar ratio (Pt:Ru) Carbon support
TEC66E50 50 1:1 High surface area carbon
TEC61E54 54 1:1.5
TEC62E58 58 1:2

* Orders also accepted for non-standard platinum content, carbon support and alloy catalysts
* VULCAN® is registered trademark of Cabot Corporation.

Applications

Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, direct methanol fuel cells, gas diffusion electrodes, gas sensors, etc.

Principle and Composition of Fuel Cells

Principle and Composition of Fuel Cells

Platinum Catalyst (TEM image)

Platinum Catalyst (TEM image)

Performance of Platinum Catalysts as Cathodes

Performance of Platinum Catalysts as Cathodes

Anti-Co Poisoning of Pl/Ru Catalysts, as Anodes

Anti-Co Poisoning of Pl/Ru Catalysts, as Anodes