Affordable Fuel Cells Closer: Synthetic Molecule First Electricity-Making Catalyst to Use Iron to Split Hydrogen Gas
Feb. 17, 2013 — To make fuel cells more economical, engineers want a fast and efficient iron-based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity. Online Feb. 17 at Nature Chemistry, researchers report such a catalyst. It is the first iron-based catalyst that converts hydrogen directly to electricity. The result moves chemists and engineers one step closer to widely affordable fuel cells.