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Carbon nanotube containing polyacrylonitrile materials for the oxygen evolution reaction

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Abstract

Composite materials of polyacrylonitrile and carbon nanotubes in varying amounts were synthesised as metal-free catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction. For the best material possessing 12.8% CNT a low overpotential of 368 mV at 10 mA cm−2 in 1 M KOH, high normalised activity and exchange current density were obtained. A good balance between conductivity and hydrophilicity proved essential for an efficient reaction.

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The article was received on 26 Sep 2018, accepted on 15 Nov 2018 and first published on 20 Nov 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01999A
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018,8, 6311-6315
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    Carbon nanotube containing polyacrylonitrile materials for the oxygen evolution reaction

    A. K. Beine, C. Broicher, Q. Hu, L. Mayerl, T. Bisswanger, H. Hartmann, A. Besmehn, S. Palkovits, A. Lu and R. Palkovits, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2018, 8, 6311
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CY01999A

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