Development of Graphite-DNA Polymer Composites as Electrode for Methanol Fuel CellsChtaini A1*, Touzara S1, Cheikh Ould S’Id E2,4, Chamekh M2, Mabrouki M3 and Kheribech A4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdelilah C
Molecular Electrochemistry and Inorganic Materials Team
Faculty of Science and Technology
Sultan Moulay Slimane University
Béni Mellal, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 28, 2017; Accepted Date: April 13, 2017; Published Date: April 23, 2017
Citation: Chtaini A, Touzara S, Cheikh Ould S’Id E, Chamekh M, Mabrouki M, et al. (2017) Development of Graphite-DNA Polymer Composites as Electrode for Methanol Fuel Cells. J Material Sci Eng 6: 333. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000333
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DNA aggregates were electro less deposited onto carbon paste electrode, firstly and electrode surface was coated by polymer film to protect the DNA film. Prepared electrode has shown great activity towards the oxidation of methanol, and no effect of empoisoning is observed. The effect of various parameters such as scan rate and methanol concentration, on the electro catalytical oxidation of methanol has also been investigated. The morphological study of electrode surface was investigated by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and optical microscopy.