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Mesoporous Nitrogen-Rich Carbon Materials as Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Solution

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  • Dr. Tharamani C. Nagaiah,

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    1. Analytische Chemie-Elektroanalytik & Sensorik and Center for Electrochemical Sciences-CES, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14683
    • Analytische Chemie-Elektroanalytik & Sensorik and Center for Electrochemical Sciences-CES, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14683
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  • Dr. Ankur Bordoloi,

    1. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14115
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  • Dr. Miguel D. Sánchez ,

    1. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14115
    2. Instituto de Fisica del Sur and Departmento de Fisica, Universidad Nacional del Sur-CONICET, 8000 Bahia Blance (Argentina)
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  • Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler,

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    1. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14115
    • Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14115
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  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann

    1. Analytische Chemie-Elektroanalytik & Sensorik and Center for Electrochemical Sciences-CES, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum (Germany), Fax: (+49) 234-32-14683
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Abstract

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ORR MNC, FTW! Mesoporous nitrogen-rich carbon (MNC) materials are synthesized by using polymer-loaded SBA-15 pyrolyzed at different temperatures. The activity and stability of the catalysts in the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) are investigated by using cyclic voltammetry and rotating-disk electrode measurements. The MNC material pyrolyzed at 800 °C exhibits a high electrocatalytic activity towards the ORR in alkaline medium.

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