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Two-Step Boron and Nitrogen Doping in Graphene for Enhanced Synergistic Catalysis

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  • Yao Zheng,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)
    2. Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)
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  • Dr. Yan Jiao,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)
    2. Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)
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  • Lei Ge,

    1. School of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)
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  • Prof. Mietek Jaroniec,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44242 (USA)
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  • Prof. Shi Zhang Qiao

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)
    • School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)

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  • This research was supported financially by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through the Discovery Project program (DP1095861, DP0987969).

Abstract

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Don't be a dope: be a double dope! Graphene was doped with both boron and nitrogen at well-defined doping sites to induce a synergistic effect that boosts its catalytic activity for oxygen reduction (see structure). The excellent catalytic performance of the new metal-free catalyst is comparable to that of commercial Pt/C.

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