Sp2 C-dominant N-doped carbon sub-micrometer spheres with a tunable size: A versatile platform for highly efficient oxygen-reduction catalysts

Ai, Kelong, Liu, Yanlan, Ruan, Changping, Lu, Lehui and Lu, Gaoqing (Max) (2013) Sp2 C-dominant N-doped carbon sub-micrometer spheres with a tunable size: A versatile platform for highly efficient oxygen-reduction catalysts. Advanced Materials, 25 7: 998-1003. doi:10.1002/adma.201203923


Author Ai, Kelong
Liu, Yanlan
Ruan, Changping
Lu, Lehui
Lu, Gaoqing (Max)
Title Sp2 C-dominant N-doped carbon sub-micrometer spheres with a tunable size: A versatile platform for highly efficient oxygen-reduction catalysts
Journal name Advanced Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0935-9648
1521-4095
Publication date 2013-02-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/adma.201203923
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 7
Start page 998
End page 1003
Total pages 6
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag
Language eng
Abstract A simple, yet versatile strategy to prepare size-controlled and monodisperse carbon sub-micrometer spheres is developed based on the biomolecule dopamine. Unlike traditional carbon materials, the resulting carbon sub-micrometer spheres contain much less sp3 carbon with high-level electroactive nitrogen. Moreover, metal-carbon hybrid sub-micrometer spheres can be easily obtained, and show highly promising catalytic properties in the oxygen-reduction reaction.
Keyword Carbon spheres
Nanomaterials
Dopamine
Controllable synthesis
Electrocatalysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Grant ID 21125521
2010CB933600
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 13 December 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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