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Amorphous carbon enriched with pyridinic nitrogen as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

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Abstract

An amorphous metal-free N-doped carbon film prepared by sputtering and annealing exhibits comparable electrocatalytic activity and superior stability and methanol tolerance to the commercial Pt/C catalyst via a four-electron pathway for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Pyridinic nitrogen in films plays a key role in electrocatalytic activity for ORR.

Graphical abstract: Amorphous carbon enriched with pyridinic nitrogen as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

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Submitted
01 Oct 2013
Accepted
04 Nov 2013
First published
05 Nov 2013

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 557-559
Article type
Communication

Amorphous carbon enriched with pyridinic nitrogen as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction

J. Chen, X. Wang, X. Cui, G. Yang and W. Zheng, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 557
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC47519K

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