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Graphene-oxide-intercalated layered manganese oxides as an efficient oxygen reduction reaction catalyst in alkaline media

Authors
Journal
Electrochemistry Communications
1388-2481
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
41
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.elecom.2014.01.019
Keywords
  • Fuel Cell
  • Oxygen Reduction Reaction
  • Layered Mno2
  • Graphene Oxide Intercalation

Abstract

Abstract A graphene-oxide-intercalated layered manganese oxide (GO-HLMO) was prepared by intercalating graphene oxide (GO) into the protonated layered manganese oxide (HLMO, H0.32MnO2), and its enhanced activity towards oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) in alkaline media was demonstrated. As a result of GO intercalation, decreases in interlayer distance and in Mn oxidation state were experimentally confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic (XPS) analysis. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) analysis indicated that GO-HLMO had more accessible Mn(III)/Mn(IV) sites than HLMO, which probably resulted in the large enhancement in ORR activity in alkaline media, from 0.236Ag−1 (HLMO) to 0.735Ag−1 (GO-HLMO) at 0.8V vs. RHE.

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