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Title: From Metal-Organic Frameworks to Single-Atom Fe Implanted N-doped Porous Carbons: Efficient Oxygen Reduction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media [From MOFs to Single Fe Atoms Implanted N-doped Porous Carbons: Efficient Oxygen Reduction in Both Alkaline and Acidic Media]

Here, it remains highly desired but a great challenge to achieve atomically dispersed metals in high loadings for efficient catalysis. Now porphyrinic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been synthesized based on a novel mixed–ligand strategy to afford high–content (1.76 wt %) single–atom (SA) iron–implanted N–doped porous carbon (Fe SA–N–C) via pyrolysis. Thanks to the single–atom Fe sites, hierarchical pores, oriented mesochannels and high conductivity, the optimized Fe SA–N–C exhibits excellent oxygen reduction activity and stability, surpassing almost all non–noble–metal catalysts and state–of–the–art Pt/C, in both alkaline and more challenging acidic media. More far–reaching, this MOF–based mixed–ligand strategy opens a novel avenue to the precise fabrication of efficient single–atom catalysts.
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  1. Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Anhui (People's Republic of China)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States); Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (People's Republic of China)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 28; Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; metal-organic frameworks; oxygen reduction reaction; porous carbon; single-atom catalysts
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OSTI ID: 1441234