N-doped porous carbon supported Fe single atom catalysts for highly efficient ORR

Researchers report a precursor-dilution strategy to synthesize Fe SACs through the Schiff-based reaction via co-polycondensation of amino-metalloporphyrin, followed by pyrolysis at high temperature. Their catalyst shows superior ORR performances in the alkaline condition and moderate activity under the acidic condition, excellent methanol tolerance and good long-term stability. All the results indicate Fe SACs would be a promising candidate for replacing the precious Pt in metal-air batteries and fuel cells.