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Oxygen reduction reaction: A framework for success

Oxygen reduction at the cathode of fuel cells typically requires a platinum-based material to catalyse the reaction, but lower-cost, more stable catalysts are sought. Now, an intrinsically conductive metal–organic framework based on cheaper elements is shown to be a durable, structurally well-defined catalyst for this reaction.

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Figure 1: Electrocatalyic MOF for oxygen reduction.


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Allendorf, M. Oxygen reduction reaction: A framework for success. Nat Energy 1, 16058 (2016).

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