Ionic liquid derived carbons as highly efficient oxygen reduction catalysts: first elucidation of pore size distribution dependent kinetics Academic Article uri icon


  • Metal-free N-doped carbons with controllable pore texture were derived from carbonization of ionic liquid and served as catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) with an activity comparable to that of Pt/C. The investigation shows that both the ORR activity and kinetics are strongly correlated with the pore size distribution.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Z., Veith, G. M., Brown, G. M., Fulvio, P. F., Hillesheim, P. C., Dai, S., & Overbury, S. H.

citation count

  • 44

publication date

  • January 2014