In this study, we report on the facile synthesis of a novel electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), based on reduced graphene oxide (RGO), functionalized with metallic and non-metallic elements. In particular, thanks to a fast one-pot microwave-assisted procedure, we induced, in the RGO graphene lattice, a combined doping with nitrogen and sulphur, and the simultaneous decoration with antimony oxide nanocrystals. The multi-doped–decorated material shows enhanced catalytic performance towards ORR, with respect to common nitrogen-or sulphur-doped carbon-based materials. The presence of co-doping is confirmed by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy analysis. The detailed electrochemical characterization shows the simultaneous effects of dopant atoms on the catalytic behavior. In particular, the importance of nitrogen and sulphur atoms in driving the oxygen absorption, together with the role of antimony in enhancing the electrochemical performance toward the ORR, are discussed.
Microwave-assisted synthesis of nitrogen and sulphur doped graphene decorated with antimony oxide: An effective catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction / Garino, N.; Sacco, A.; Chiodoni, A.; Pirri, C. F.; Castellino, M.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - ELETTRONICO. - 15:1(2022), p. 10. [10.3390/ma15010010]
|Titolo:||Microwave-assisted synthesis of nitrogen and sulphur doped graphene decorated with antimony oxide: An effective catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2022|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma15010010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|