Fe-N-doped carbon-based composite as an efficient and durable electrocatalyst for the oxygen reduction reaction

Gasidit Panomsuwan, Nagahiro Saito, Takahiro Ishizaki

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Abstract

We herein report the preparation of an Fe-N-doped carbon nanoparticle-carbon nanofiber (Fe-N-CNP-CNF) composite using a solution plasma process followed by heat treatment. The resulting Fe-N-CNP-CNF exhibits excellent catalytic activity, durability, and methanol tolerance for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in an alkaline solution. The enhanced ORR activity of Fe-N-CNP-CNF can reasonably be attributed to the synergistic contributions provided by a high degree of graphitization of CNF, meso/macroporosity of CNP, presence of catalytically active sites for ORR (i.e., graphitic N and Fe-N bond), and existence of carbon-encapsulated Fe/Fe3C particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114553-114559
Number of pages7
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number115
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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