A team around Junling LU has developed a catalyst based on atomically dispersed iron hydroxide on Pt nanoparticles which allows to purify hydrogen fuel efficiently over a temperature range from -75 – +107 C. This PROX -catalyst (for preferential oxidation of CO in hydrogen) protects hydrogen fuel cells against CO poisoning during both frequent cold-starts and continuous operations under extremely cold temperatures, paving the way for the development of hydrogen-based fuel-cell cars.

CAS news release, January 31, 2019

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