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Acta Phys. Chim. Sin.
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.

Key wordsMelamine      Non-noble metal electrocatalyst      Oxygen reduction reaction      Graphitic N      Proton exchange membrane fuel cell     
Received: 15 October 2012      Published: 22 February 2013
MSC2000:  O643  

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).

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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. Acta Phys. Chim. Sin., 2013, 29(04): 792-798.

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