Defect-driven oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of carbon without any element doping

Zhao, Xiaojun and Zou, Xiaoqin and Yan, Xuecheng and Brown, Christopher L. and Chen, Zhigang and Zhu, Guangshan and Yao, Xiangdong (2016) Defect-driven oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) of carbon without any element doping. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 3 (3). pp. 417-421. ISSN 2052-1545


A porous carbon (PC) material, containing carbon and oxygen only, was synthesized via carbonisation of a Zn-MOF (IRMOF-8) at 950 °C. Interestingly, the derived materials of this reaction exhibit excellent electrocatalytic activity, molecular selectivity and long-term durability. The fact that this material, which is effectively a 'pure' carbon, lacking any elemental doping, exhibits excellent oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity suggests that a mechanism not dependent on elemental doping is being utilised. We suggest the formation of defects arising from the removal of Zn atoms as a consequence of the calcination procedure play the critical role in this process.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 06:03
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 00:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: oxygen reduction reaction (ORR); porous carbon (PC) materials
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030399 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1039/c5qi00236b

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