By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Nitrogen. According to news reporting originating in Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Novel hierarchical lamellar porous carbon (HLPC) with high BET specific surface area of 2730 m(2) g(-1) and doped by nitrogen atoms has been synthesized from the fish scale without any post-synthesis treatment, and applied to support the platinum (Pt) nanoparticle (NP) catalysts (Pt/HLPC). The Pt NPs could be highly dispersed on the porous surface of HLPC with a narrow size distribution centered at ca. 2.0 nm."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, "The results of the electrochemical analysis reveal that the electrochemical active surface area (ECSA) of Pt/HLPC is larger than the Pt NP electrocatalyst supported on the carbon black (Pt/Vulcan XC-72). Compared with the Pt! Vulcan XC-72, the Pt/HLPC exhibits larger current density, lower overpotential, and enhanced catalytic activity toward the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) through the direct four-electron pathway."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The improved catalytic activity is mainly attributed to the high BET specific surface area, hierarchical porous structures and the nitrogen-doped surface property of HLPC, indicating the superiority of HLPC as a promising support material for the ORR electrocatalysts."
For more information on this research see: Nitrogen-Doped Hierarchical Lamellar Porous Carbon Synthesized from the Fish Scale As Support Material for Platinum Nanoparticle Electrocatalyst toward the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(2):819-825. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.J. Liu, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing Key Lab Electrochem Proc & Technol Mat, State Key Lab Chem Resource Engn, Beijing 100029, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.L. Cao, F. Wang and Y.Q. Huang (see also Nitrogen).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Nitrogen, Chemistry, Chalcogens, Nanotechnology, Electrochemical, Emerging Technologies, Platinum Nanoparticles, People's Republic of China
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