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Acta Phys Chim Sin >> 2013,Vol.29>> Issue(04)>> 792-798     doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201302221         中文摘要
Catalytic Performance of Heat-Treated Fe-Melamine/C and Fe-g-C3N4/C Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
LI Shang, WANG Jia-Tang, CHEN Rui-Xin, ZHAO Wei, QIAN Liu, PAN Mu
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, P. R. China
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Melamine and its polymer (g-C3N4) were used as ligands to prepare Fe-N/C electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) by an impregnation method. The composition, morphology and electrocatalytic activity of the catalysts were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and electrochemical measurements. The Fe-N/C catalyst using g-C3N4 as a complex ligand showed higher activity in the ORR than that with melamine. The formation of quaternary N active sites on the surface of the catalyst during heat treatment helps to improve their performance in the ORR.

Keywords: Melamine   Non-noble metal electrocatalyst   Oxygen reduction reaction   Graphitic N   Proton exchange membrane fuel cell  
Received: 2012-10-15 Accepted: 2013-02-15 Publication Date (Web): 2013-02-22
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Fund: The project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province, China (2012FFB05106) and Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973) (2012CB215504).

Cite this article: LI Shang, WANG Jia-Tang, CHEN Rui-Xin, ZHAO Wei, QIAN Liu, PAN Mu. Catalytic Performance of Heat-Treated Fe-Melamine/C and Fe-g-C3N4/C Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction[J]. Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin., 2013,29 (04): 792-798.    doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201302221

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