Research Progress in ZIF-8 Derived Single Atomic Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Siqi Shen, Yuanyuan Sun, Hao Sun, Yuepeng Pang, Shuixin Xia, Taiqiang Chen, Shiyou Zheng, Tao Yuan
2022 Catalysts  
Transition metal (TM) single atomic catalysts (MSAC-N-C) derived from doped zeolite imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8) are considered attractive oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) catalysts for fuel cells and metal-air batteries due to their advantages of high specific surface area, more active catalytic sites, adjustable pore size, and coordination topology features. This review provides an updated overview of the latest advances of MSAC-N-C catalysts derived from ZIF-8 precursors in ORR
more » ... sis. Particularly, some key challenges, including coordination environments regulation of catalysis center in MSAC-N-C, the active sites loading optimization and synergistic effects between TM nanoclusters/nanoparticles and the single atoms on MSAC-N-C catalysis activity, as well as their adaptability in various devices, are summarized for improving future development and application of MSAC-N-C catalysts. In addition, this review puts forward future research directions, making it play a better role in ORR catalysis for fuel cells and metal air batteries.
doi:10.3390/catal12050525 fatcat:kvt4k3fxgbcb5h7alvq6c4hkeu