Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (5): 886-902.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201702092

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Recent Progress in Non-Precious Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Jun WANG,Zi-Dong WEI*()   

  • Received:2016-12-05 Published:2017-04-20
  • Contact: Zi-Dong WEI
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(91534205);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21573029);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(21436003);the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51272297)


Non-precious metal catalysts should be studied to substitute precious Pt catalysts. Recent developments of non-precious-metal catalysts (combined with the achievements of our group) are summarized in this paper. The main issues that exist in the transition metal oxides, metal-nitrogen-carbon material, and heteroatom-doped carbon material are highlighted from the aspects of the synthetic methods and mechanisms. The research tendency and perspective of these non-precious metal catalysts are provided.

Key words: Oxygen reduction reaction, Fuel cell, Non-precious metal catalyst, Transition metal oxide, Metal-nitrogen-carbon, Heteratoms doped carbon


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