Copper nanoparticles/polyaniline-derived mesoporous carbon electrocatalysts for hydrazine oxidation

Tao Zhang, Tewodros Asefa

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Copper nanoparticles-decorated polyaniline-derived mesoporous carbon that can serve as noble metal-free electrocatalyst for the hydrazine oxidation reaction (HzOR) is synthesized via a facile synthetic route. The material exhibits excellent electrocatalytic activity toward HzOR with low overpotential and high current density. The material also remains stable during the electrocatalytic reaction for long time. Its good electrocatalytic performance makes this material a promising alternative to conventional noble metal-based catalysts (e.g., Pt) that are commonly used in HzOR-based fuel cells. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-338
Number of pages10
JournalFrontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018


  • copper nanoparticles
  • hydrazine oxidation reaction
  • mesoporous carbon
  • noble metal-free electrocatalyst
  • polyaniline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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