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Title: Non-noble metal electrocatalysts for oxygen depolarized cathodes and their uses

Abstract

Highly anion resistant electrocatalysts suitable for catalyzing an oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and methods of synthesizing the same are provided. The catalysts contain a transition metal, a heteroatom, and carbon. Preferred catalysts include N as the heteroatom and Fe as the transition metal, with active sites having Fe--N.sub.4 stoichiometry (Fe.sub.xN.sub.yC.sub.z) as part of a metal organic framework (MOF) or sequestered within a MOF. Electrocatalysts further including Fe nanoparticles (Fe.sub.NPs) are also provided. The catalysts described herein are applicable in the preparation of oxygen decoupled cathodes (ODC) for chlorine evolution processes such as in chlor-alkali cells or HCl electrolyzers. The catalysts are also useful in preparing ODC for use in fuel cells, including phosphoric acid fuel cells.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576319
Patent Number(s):
10418639
Application Number:
14/758,857
Assignee:
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000459; W911NF-09-0227
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jan 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Tylus, Urszula, Mukerjee, Sanjeev, Miner, Elise, and Strickland, Kara. Non-noble metal electrocatalysts for oxygen depolarized cathodes and their uses. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Tylus, Urszula, Mukerjee, Sanjeev, Miner, Elise, & Strickland, Kara. Non-noble metal electrocatalysts for oxygen depolarized cathodes and their uses. United States.
Tylus, Urszula, Mukerjee, Sanjeev, Miner, Elise, and Strickland, Kara. Tue . "Non-noble metal electrocatalysts for oxygen depolarized cathodes and their uses". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576319.
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author = {Tylus, Urszula and Mukerjee, Sanjeev and Miner, Elise and Strickland, Kara},
abstractNote = {Highly anion resistant electrocatalysts suitable for catalyzing an oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and methods of synthesizing the same are provided. The catalysts contain a transition metal, a heteroatom, and carbon. Preferred catalysts include N as the heteroatom and Fe as the transition metal, with active sites having Fe--N.sub.4 stoichiometry (Fe.sub.xN.sub.yC.sub.z) as part of a metal organic framework (MOF) or sequestered within a MOF. Electrocatalysts further including Fe nanoparticles (Fe.sub.NPs) are also provided. The catalysts described herein are applicable in the preparation of oxygen decoupled cathodes (ODC) for chlorine evolution processes such as in chlor-alkali cells or HCl electrolyzers. The catalysts are also useful in preparing ODC for use in fuel cells, including phosphoric acid fuel cells.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
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