EQCM and in-situ reflectance FTIR spectroscopic studies of adsorption and oxidation of methanol on Pt electrode in alkaline media
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The adsorption and oxidation of methanol on Pt electrode in alkaline media have been investigated by using cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance (EQCM) and in-situ reflectance FTIR spectroscopy. The experimental results demonstrated that the electrooxidation of CH3OH was closely relative to solution acidity. Only one current peak of methanol oxidation in PGPS was detected at -0.09 V, which illustrated the disappearance of the second current peak due to Pt electrode passivation in alkaline media. The magnitude of the dissociative adsorbate of methanol in alkaline media is smaller than that in acidic media. The main product, such as CO2 and CO32-, was detected clearly and the reactive intermediates that were determined by FTIRS under experimental condition might be mainly HCOO- species. The EQCM studies provide quantitative results of surface mass changes during methanol oxidation, and have thrown new light in the elucidating methanol oxidation.