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A green one-arrow-two-hawks strategy for nitrogen-doped carbon dots as fluorescent ink and oxygen reduction electrocatalysts

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Abstract

A green strategy has been developed for synthesizing nitrogen-doped carbon dots (N-CDs) via hydrothermal treatment of willow leaves. The supernatant exhibits strong blue fluorescence under UV radiation and can be directly used as a fluorescent ink, while the solid product with pyrolysis possesses excellent electrocatalytic activity for a highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction with great stability and methanol/CO tolerance superior to a commercial Pt/C catalyst.

Graphical abstract: A green one-arrow-two-hawks strategy for nitrogen-doped carbon dots as fluorescent ink and oxygen reduction electrocatalysts

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The article was received on 31 Dec 2013, accepted on 17 Feb 2014 and first published on 17 Feb 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3TA15443B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 6320-6325
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    A green one-arrow-two-hawks strategy for nitrogen-doped carbon dots as fluorescent ink and oxygen reduction electrocatalysts

    S. Gao, Y. Chen, H. Fan, X. Wei, C. Hu, L. Wang and L. Qu, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 6320
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TA15443B

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