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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


The high catalytic activity exhibited by some of the platinum group metals, together with their excellent resistance to corrosion, form the basis of their applications in fuel cells. In this article the author describes the use of these metals in cells fuelled by hydrogen/oxygen, ammonia, hydrazine and hydrocarbons. The kinetics of the electro-chemical oxidation of hydrocarbons are examined, a mechanism of electrode poisoning is discussed, and finally the author comments on the likely usage of platinum metals in fuel cell technology.


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