Electrocatalytic Activity of α-MoO3 Plates Synthesized Through Resistive Heating Route

  • Emanuela Filippo
  • Daniela Chirizzi
  • Francesca Baldassarre
  • Marco Tepore
  • Maria Rachele Guascito
  • Antonio Tepore
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 457)


Characterization and electrochemical application of α-MoO3 hierarchical plates achieved through direct resistive heating of molybdenum foils, at ambient pressure and in absence of templates or catalysts, has been reported. The plates with an orthorhombic single-crystalline structure, as observed by SEM, TEM, SAD and Raman-scattering techniques. They are about 100–200 nm in thickness and a few tens micrometers in length. Electrochemical characterization of α-MoO3 plates casted on Pt electrodes was performed by Cyclic Voltammetry in phosphate buffer to investigate the properties of this material against methanol oxidation. Reported results indicate that α-MoO3/Pt devices were suitable to promote the electroxidation of methanol in sensing and/or fuel cell anodes development applications.


Crystal growth Electron microscopy Methanol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuela Filippo
    • 1
  • Daniela Chirizzi
    • 2
    • 5
  • Francesca Baldassarre
    • 3
  • Marco Tepore
    • 1
  • Maria Rachele Guascito
    • 3
  • Antonio Tepore
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e FisicaUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly
  2. 2.Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale di Puglia e BasilicataFoggiaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche e AmbientaliUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Beni CulturaliUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche Tecnologie ed AmbientalUniversità del SalentoLecceItaly

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