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Three Dimensional Nanoarchitectures of Co Nanoparticles Inlayed on N-doped Macroporous Carbon as Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Glucose Fuel Cells

Abstract

Exploring high-performance electrocatalysts is of great importance for developing clean and renewable energy conversion systems such as fuel cells and metal-air batteries. Hybrid nanostructures with transition metal nanoparticles embedded in a carbon matrix exhibit outstanding electrocatalytic activity and emerged as promising low-cost alternative of precious catalysts for a variety of electrochemical reactions. Herein, we report a convenient synthesis route to prepare a three-dimensional porous nanoarchitecture with Co nanoparticles (Co NP) inlayed in nitrogen-doped macroporous carbon (Co/N-MC). The hybrids show an outstanding electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction (ORR) and glucose oxidation reaction (GOR) due to the synergistically contribution of Co NP and nitrogen doping in macroporous carbon. Benefitting from the outstanding electrocatalytic activity of ORR and GOR, a home-made glucose fuel cell (GFC) was set up by using the Co/N-MC as materials of anode and cathode, delivering a considerable power density with decent stability.

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The article was accepted on 13 Jun 2017 and first published on 15 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04114D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Three Dimensional Nanoarchitectures of Co Nanoparticles Inlayed on N-doped Macroporous Carbon as Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Glucose Fuel Cells

    L. Liu, S. Ci, L. Bi, J. Jia and Z. Wen, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA04114D

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