Russian Journal of Coordination Chemistry

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 589–595 | Cite as

Nanostructured Platinum-Free Catalysts of Oxygen Reduction based on Metal Chalcogenide Cobalt Clusters

  • V. A. GrinbergEmail author
  • N. A. Mayorova
  • A. A. Pasynskii
  • A. D. Modestov
  • A. A. Shiryaev
  • V. V. Vysotskii
  • A. S. Nogai


Nanostructured catalysts were synthesized by deposition of cobalt selenide and telluride on highly dispersed carbon black from solutions of corresponding metal chalcogenide clusters. The catalysts were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. The electroreduction of oxygen at these catalysts is accompanied by consumption of four electrons. The catalysts were shown to be tolerant to methanol.


nanoelectrocatalysts cobalt chalcogenides electroreduction 



Analytical measurements were done using equipment of the Center for Collective Use of Physical Investigation Methods of the Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Grinberg
    • 1
    Email author
  • N. A. Mayorova
    • 1
  • A. A. Pasynskii
    • 2
  • A. D. Modestov
    • 1
  • A. A. Shiryaev
    • 1
  • V. V. Vysotskii
    • 1
  • A. S. Nogai
    • 3
  1. 1.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Gumilyov Eurasian National UniversityAstanaRepublic of Kazakhstan

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