Platinum dissolution in nitrogen oxides-containing HClO4 solution studied by electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance

H. Kuroe, T. Morita, Y. Uchiyama, T. Abe, S. Imabayashi

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Platinum (Pt) dissolution has been elucidated by measuring a mass loss of Pt black-deposited Au quartz resonators in 0.1 mol dm-3 HClO 4 containing NaNO2. A continuous weight loss of ca. 50 ng cm-2 cycle-1 was detected at [NaNO2] = 0.01 mol dm-3 under the potential cycling between 0.6 and 1.4 V vs. RHE. The magnitude of Pt dissolution depends on the concentration of NaNO2 and the range of potential cycling. The average mass loss decreases to 5∼10 ng cm-2 cycle-1 at [NaNO2] = 1 mmol dm -3. The Pt dissolution occurs when the higher potential limit is more than 1.0 V vs. RHE and the lower potential limit is less than 0.9 V vs. RHE, suggesting that the reduction of Pt oxide in the presence of NaNO2 in the bulk solution contributes to the dissolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 12, PEFC 2012
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781607683506
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2012 - 222nd ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2012 Oct 72012 Oct 12

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Conference12th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2012 - 222nd ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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