Nitrogen-Doped Ordered Mesoporous Graphitic Arrays with High Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Reduction


  • We thank Long Wang for TEM characterization and Dr. Chen Li for valuable discussions. This research was supported financially by the Max Plank Society through the program ENERCHEM, the German Science Foundation (Korean-German IRTG), and the DFG Priority Program SPP 1355.


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These materials are no dopes: Nitrogen-doped ordered mesoporous graphitic arrays (NOMGAs) prepared by a metal-free procedure exhibited higher electrocatalytic activity than the commercially available Pt–C catalyst (see plot), excellent long-term stability, and resistance to crossover effects in the oxygen-reduction reaction (ORR). Graphite-like nitrogen atoms appear to be responsible for the excellent electrochemical performance in the ORR.