Patent Number: 6,165,635

Title: Pt/Rh/Fe alloy catalyst for fuel cells and a process for producing the same

Abstract: A platinum alloy catalyst on an electrically conductive carbon support which contains an alloy of 40 to 60 atom-% of platinum, 10 to 20 atom-% of rhodium and 20 to 50 atom-% of iron in the form of finely divided alloy particles. The catalyst is characterised in that the average particle size of the alloy particles is less than 10 nm.

Inventors: Auer; Emmanuel (Frankfurt, DE), Heinz; Gerhard (Hasselroth, DE), Lehmann; Thomas (Langenselbold, DE), Schwarz; Robert (Rodenbach, DE), Starz; Karl-Anton (Rodenbach, DE)

Assignee: Degussa-Huls Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B01J 23/89 (20060101); H01M 4/92 (20060101); H01M 4/90 (20060101); H01M 004/86 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017