Advances in Carbon-Incorporated Non-Noble Transition Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

Tai-Feng Hung, Syuan-Hong Chen, Meng-Hsiu Tu, Zhi-Hsiang Lu, Chih Kai Chen, Ru-Shi Liu*, Heather F. Greer, Wuzong Zhou, Man-Yin Lo

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Abstract

Considerable efforts have been exerted in the development of non-noble metal catalysts (NNMCs) for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs). The effects of the preparation strategy, including carbon support, metal and nitrogen precursors, as well as heat-treatment conditions, on the ORR activity for such NNMCs have also been extensively explored. In this review, we mainly focused on the recent advances in carbon-incorporated NNMCs, specifically carbon-incorporated iron nitride (FeCN)-based catalysts. Influences of pyrolysis temperature on the crystalline and local structures, chemical environment, morphology, and ORR activity of FeCN-based catalysts were discussed, and the ORR mechanism was also proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Non-noble metal catalysts
  • Iron nitride
  • Cathode
  • Oxygen reduction reaction
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells
  • NITROGEN-DOPED GRAPHENE
  • DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY
  • ELECTROCATALYTIC ACTIVITY
  • PLATINUM NANOPARTICLES
  • CATHODE CATALYST
  • PERFORMANCE
  • IRON
  • COBALT
  • ACID
  • NANOPLATELETS

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