Nitrogen-Enriched Carbon from Melamine Resins with Superior Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity

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  • Dr. Hexiang Zhong,

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    1. Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
    • Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
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  • Prof. Huamin Zhang,

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    1. Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
    • Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
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  • Sisi Liu,

    1. Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (PR China)
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  • Chengwei Deng,

    1. Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (PR China)
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  • Meiri Wang

    1. Division of Energy Storage, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84665057
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Abstract

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Catalytic carbon: Nitrogen-doped porous carbon (CNx) electrocatalysts are derived from inexpensive melamine formaldehyde resins. These potential PEMFC catalysts are synthesized by using a facile method, which yields materials that contain a meso- and macroporous structure. The carbon-based materials display attractive catalytic activity toward ORR and superior stability compared to a commercial Pt-based catalyst.

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