Congratulations to Dr. Shi-bin Ren's paper accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces on Sept. 8, 2016
Abstract:Metal-encapsulated nitrogen-doping porous carbonaceous materials (NDPCs) prepared from metalloporphyrin-based covalent organic frameworks (MP-COFs) have become very promising candidates for highly effective oxygen reduction electrocatalysts. To enhance the ORR performance and durability of these NDPCs in novel energy conversion and storage devices, we develop a new type of metal-encapsulated NDPCs (HBY-COF-900) composed of FeN4 active sites by introduction of metalloporphyrin into porous COFs. Comparable to the benchmark 20% Pt/C, HBY-COF-900 in acidic solutions exhibits higher oxygen reduction electrocatalytic activity, long-term durability, and good CO tolerance. These properties can be attributed to a synergistic effect of FeN4 active sites, high graphitization, and porous structure. This work opens an avenue for the development of metal-encapsulated NDPCs from three-dimensional polyporphyrin prepared by one-step polymerization.