Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) of Pt/C Standard in Different Electrolyte Solutions and Terbium(III) Monoporphyrinato Complex


Atmanto Heru Wibowo(1*), Annisa Nur Buana Wati(2), Anas Santria(3), Abu Masykur(4), Maulidan Firdaus(5)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Kentingan, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
(2) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Kentingan, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
(3) Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan; Research Center for Chemistry, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Serpong 15314, Indonesia
(4) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Kentingan, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
(5) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Kentingan, Surakarta 57126, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Electrocatalytic parameters of a Pt/C standard and a sample of terbium(III) monoporphyrinato were investigated in different solutions. N electron transfer, Tafel slope, Eonset, and overpotential of the catalyst of Pt/C in different solutions were calculated and analyzed using a rotating ring disk electrode (RRDE) in 0.5 M H2SO4, 0.1 M HClO4 and 0.1 M NaOH. In the RRDE measurements, a bipotentiostat at a potential range of 1.03 to 0.05 V vs RHE (Ering = 1.2 V vs RHE) with a scan rate of 5 mV/s and rotation rates of 200, 400, 900, 1600 and 2500 rpm was used. Hereafter, the test of terbium(III) monoporphyrinato compound formulated in [Tb(TPP)(cyclen)]Cl (TPP = 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrinato; cyclen = 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane) as a candidate material for ORR electrocatalyst was also done. The results showed that the measurement of Pt/C standards was satisfactory according to the literature for all parameters with the n electron transfer close to 4 in all electrolytes media. [Tb(TPP)(cyclen)]Cl had an n electron transfer value of 2.38, suggesting that the [Tb(TPP)(cyclen)]Cl compound has less potential for ORR catalysts.


oxygen reduction reaction (ORR); RRDE technique; Pt/C; monoporphyrinato

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