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MOF-templated nitrogen-doped porous carbon materials as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions

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MOF-templated nitrogen-doped porous carbon materials (NPCs) have been prepared by employing the previously reported MOF, [(CH3)2NH2]6[Ni(H2O)6]3{Ni66-TATAT)4(H2O)12}, as a precursor, which can act as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions (ORRs). The carbonized MOF acts as the carbon source, and urea is employed as an additional nitrogen source. The urea modified carbon materials, carbonized at 800 °C, 900 °C and 1000 °C under Ar atmosphere, all show electrocatalytic activity for ORRs; the material carbonized at 900 °C exhibits a more appropriate nitrogen content, robust pore structure and an excellent degree of graphitization. In alkaline media, NPC-900 exhibits superior catalytic activity (the onset and half-wave potentials are −0.06 V and −0.23 V vs. Ag/AgCl, respectively), excellent long-term durability and outstanding methanol tolerance compared with the commercial Pt/C catalyst.

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The article was received on 28 Apr 2017, accepted on 24 May 2017 and first published on 25 May 2017


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00233E
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017,4, 1231-1237
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    MOF-templated nitrogen-doped porous carbon materials as efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions

    S. Wang, L. Liu, S. Wang and Z. Han, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2017, 4, 1231
    DOI: 10.1039/C7QI00233E

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