Unraveling the Origin of Sulfur-Doped Fe-N-C Single-Atom Catalyst for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Activity: Effect of Iron Spin-State Tuning

Zhaoyang Chen, Huan Niu, Jie Ding, Heng Liu, Pei Hsuan Chen, Yi Hsuan Lu, Ying Rui Lu, Wenbin Zuo, Lei Han, Yuzheng Guo, Sung Fu Hung, Yueming Zhai*

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Heteroatom doped atomically dispersed Fe1-NC catalysts have been found to show excellent activity toward oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). However, the origin of the enhanced activity is still controversial because the structure-function relationship governing the enhancement remains elusive. Herein, sulfur(S)-doped Fe1-NC catalyst was obtained as a model, which displays a superior activity for ORR towards the traditional Fe-NC materials. 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy revealed that incorporation of S in the second coordination sphere of Fe1-NC can induce the transition of spin polarization configuration. Operando 57Fe Mössbauer spectra definitively identified the low spin single-Fe3+-atom of C-FeN4-S moiety as the active site for ORR. Moreover, DFT calculations unveiled that lower spin state of the Fe center after the S doping promotes OH* desorption process. This work elucidates the underlying mechanisms towards S doping for enhancing ORR activity, and paves a way to investigate the function of broader heteroatom doped Fe1-NC catalysts to offer a general guideline for spin-state-determined ORR.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)25404-25410
頁數7
期刊Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
60
發行號48
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 22 11月 2021

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