N-doped mesoporous carbon spheres as the oxygen reduction reaction catalysts

Yang, Tianyu, Liu, Jian, Zhou, Ruifeng, Chen, Zhigang, Xu, Hongyi, Qiao, Shi Zhang and Monteiro, Michael J. (2014) N-doped mesoporous carbon spheres as the oxygen reduction reaction catalysts. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 42: 18139-18146. doi:10.1039/c4ta04301d

Author Yang, Tianyu
Liu, Jian
Zhou, Ruifeng
Chen, Zhigang
Xu, Hongyi
Qiao, Shi Zhang
Monteiro, Michael J.
Title N-doped mesoporous carbon spheres as the oxygen reduction reaction catalysts
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2050-7488
Publication date 2014-11-14
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/c4ta04301d
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 2
Issue 42
Start page 18139
End page 18146
Total pages 8
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The interest in the design and controlled fabrication of mesoporous carbon nanospheres emanates from their tremendous potential applications in adsorption, energy conversion and storage, gene therapy, and catalysis. Here, we report the synthesis of uniform N-doped mesoporous carbon spheres with tunable particle size from 40 to 750 nm by a one-pot soft template method. The synthetic method also allowed the preparation of N-doped microporous or mesoporous hollow carbon spheres. While all the resulting materials showed favourable electrocatalytic activity, the metal-free N-doped mesoporous hollow carbon spheres with particle size of [similar]150 nm, in particular, exhibited the highest activity.
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