Cylindrical C Fullertubes: A Highly Active Metal-Free O -Reduction Electrocatalyst
Third Author's Department
Energy Materials Laboratory
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
A new isolation protocol was recently reported for highly purified metallic Fullertubes D -C , D -C , and D -C which exhibit unique electronic features. Here, we report the oxygen reduction electrocatalytic behavior of C , C (spheroidal fullerenes), and C , C , and C (tubular fullerenes) using a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches. C (a metal-free catalyst) displayed remarkable oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) activity, with an onset potential of 0.85 V and a halfway potential of 0.75 V, which are close to the state-of-the-art Pt/C benchmark catalyst values. We achieved an excellent power density of 0.75 W cm using C as a modified cathode in a proton-exchange membrane fuel cell, comparable to other recently reported efficient metal-free catalysts. Combined band structure (experimentally calculated) and free-energy (DFT) investigations show that both favorable energy-level alignment active catalytic sites on the carbon cage are responsible for the superior activity of C .
Puente Santiago, A.
(2022). Cylindrical C Fullertubes: A Highly Active Metal-Free O -Reduction Electrocatalyst. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), 61(21), e202116727–e202116727.
Sanad, Mohamed, et al.
"Cylindrical C Fullertubes: A Highly Active Metal-Free O -Reduction Electrocatalyst." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), vol. 61,no. 21, 2022, pp. e202116727–e202116727.