A Multi-Doped Electrocatalyst for Efficient Hydrazine Oxidation

A Multi-Doped Electrocatalyst for Efficient Hydrazine Oxidation- 

New Article Posted by  Kasinath Ojha, Eliyahu M. Farber, Tomer Y. Burshtein, and David Eisenberg

We all dream of driving quiet and clean cars, and replacing polluting petroleum-based fuels with environmentally-friendly ones. As much as hydrogen is a promising alternative fuel, it is hard to transport, and requires expensive electrode materials for its fuel cells. We now report a new material discovered in the Eisenberg lab for Electrochemistry and Energy, enabling the use of another alternative fuel – an aqueous solution of hydrazine. The catalyst material is easily made from earth-abundant material. Efficient and selective breakdown of the hydrazine can generate electricity in a fuel cell, releasing only H2O and N2 into the environment.

The study was published in Angewandte Chemie- /wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Ojha_et_al-2018-Angewandte_Chemie_International_Edition.pdf