3D graphene preparation via covalent amide functionalization forefficient metal-free electrocatalysis in oxygen reduction

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2017
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http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/473425.do
DOI
10.1038/srep43279
Title
3D graphene preparation via covalent amide functionalization forefficient metal-free electrocatalysis in oxygen reduction
Description
This work was supported in part by the National Research Foundation ofKorea (15H1C1A1035825 and 15R1A4A1041746) and in part by Korea ElectricPower Cooperation (KEPCO).
abstract
3D and porous reduced graphene oxide (rGO) catalysts have been prepared with sp(3)-hybridized 1,4-diaminobutane (sp(3)-DABu, rGO-sp(3)-rGO) and sp(2)-hybridized 1,4-diaminobenzene (sp(2)-DABe, rGO-sp(2)-rGO) through a covalent amidation and have employed as a metal-free electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in alkaline media. Both compounds have used as a junction between functionalized rGO layers to improve electrical conductivity and impart electrocatalytic activity to the ORR resulting from the interlayer charge transfer. The successful amidation and the subsequent reduction in the process of catalyst preparation have confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A hierarchical porous structure is also confirmed by surface morphological analysis. Specific surface area and thermal stability have increased after successful the amidation by sp(3)-DABu. The investigated ORR mechanism reveals that both functionalized rGO is better ORR active than nonfunctionalized rGO due to pyridinic-like N content and rGO-sp(3)-rGO is better ORR active than rGO-sp(2)-rGO due to higher pyridinic-like N content and pi-electron interaction-free interlayer charge transfer. Thus, the rGO-sp(3)-rGO has proven as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst with better electrocatalytic activity, stability, and tolerance to the crossover effect than the commercially available Pt/C for ORR.
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language
English
author
Ahmed, Mohammad Shamsuddin
Kim, Young-Bae
accessioned
2018-09-28T10:19:11Z
available
2018-09-28T10:19:11Z
issued
2017
citation
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS(7)
issn
2045-2322
uri
http://open-repository.kisti.re.kr/cube/handle/open_repository/473425.do
Funder
교육부
Funding Program
BK21플러스사업(0.5)
Project ID
1345274019
Jurisdiction
Rep.of Korea
Project Name
Center for Future Integrated Mechanical Systems
rights
openAccess
type
article


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