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Retraction: Facile synthesis of hierarchical Mn3O4 superstructures and efficient catalytic performance

Anna Simpson
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF, UK. E-mail:

Received 16th August 2017 , Accepted 16th August 2017

First published on 30th August 2017

Retraction of ‘Facile synthesis of hierarchical Mn3O4 superstructures and efficient catalytic performance’ by Zhixiang Hu et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 26602–26608.

The Royal Society of Chemistry hereby wholly retracts this Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics article.

Following an investigation, the Executive Editor has established that the acceptance of this article was based on at least one fake reviewer report.

The report(s) were submitted from email accounts provided to the journal for recommended reviewers – by the corresponding author – during the submission process. We later determined that the email accounts used do not belong to the named reviewers.

We have therefore concluded that the peer review process for this paper was compromised. The Royal Society of Chemistry apologises for the fact that this misrepresentation was not identified during the peer review process.

Retraction endorsed by Anna Simpson, Executive Editor, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15th August 2017.

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