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Platinum black

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black, powder, ≤20 μm, ≥99.95% trace metals basis

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≥99.95% trace metals basis



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core: platinum
reagent type: catalyst

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particle size

≤20 μm

surface area

~25 m2/g

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Platinum black can be used as a catalyst to facilitate the electrochemical reactions in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. These fuel cells are promising candidates as a clean and energy efficient power source.
Platinum black (black, powder, ≤20 μm) can be electroplated on implantable microelectrode arrays (MEAs) to improve the impedence of the device. It can also be used as a microelectrode for the formation of a microfluidic electrochemical sensor for glucose sensing applications. It can be used as a photocathode for the production of hydrogen.


250 mg in glass bottle
1, 5 g in glass bottle

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13 - Non Combustible Solids



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More Documents

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Composition and performance modelling of catalyst layer in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell
Marr C
Journal of Power Sources, 77(1), 17-27 (1999)
Optimum Nafion content in PEM fuel cell electrodes
Sasikumar G
Electrochimica Acta, 50.2-3, 601-605 (2004)
Revealing the semiconductor-catalyst interface in buried platinum black silicon photocathodes
Aguiar JA, et al.
Journal of Material Chemistry A, 4(21), 8123-8129 (2016)
Improving impedance of implantable microwire multi-electrode arrays by ultrasonic electroplating of durable platinum black
Arcot Desai S, et al.
Frontiers in Neuroengineering, 3, 5-5 (2010)
A droplet-based microfluidic electrochemical sensor using platinum-black microelectrode and its application in high sensitive glucose sensing
Gu S, et al.
Biosensors And Bioelectronics, 55, 106-112 (2014)

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