These authors contributed equally to this work.
Boron-Doped Carbon Nanotubes as Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction†
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 31, pages 7132–7135, July 25, 2011
How to Cite
Yang, L., Jiang, S., Zhao, Y., Zhu, L., Chen, S., Wang, X., Wu, Q., Ma, J., Ma, Y. and Hu, Z. (2011), Boron-Doped Carbon Nanotubes as Metal-Free Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 7132–7135. doi: 10.1002/anie.201101287
This work was jointly supported by the NSFC (20833002, 21073085), the “973” program (2007CB936300), the program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (PCSIRT), and the Jiangsu Postdoctoral Foundation (1001004C). We thank Prof. Songqing Liu for the helpful discussion on electrochemical analysis.
- Issue published online: 21 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 11 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 21 FEB 2011
- NSFC. Grant Numbers: 20833002, 21073085
- “973” program. Grant Number: 2007CB936300
- program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University (PCSIRT)
- Jiangsu Postdoctoral Foundation. Grant Number: 1001004C
- carbon nanotubes;
- fuel cells;
- oxygen reduction reaction
A metal-free electrocatalyst has been developed by doping carbon nanotubes with electron-deficient boron. The good performance in the oxygen reduction reaction originates from the enhanced O2 chemisorption and effective utilization of π electrons in the conjugated carbon from the boron doping, as revealed by DFT calculations.