Stirring-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of ultralong α-MnO2 nanowires for oxygen reduction reaction

Research paper by Kaixiang Lei, Liang Cong, Xiaorui Fu, Fangyi Cheng, Jun Chen

Indexed on: 29 Apr '16Published on: 27 Apr '16Published in: Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers


Ultralong MnO2 nanowires were synthesized through a facile hydrothermal treatment of bulk MnO2 along with magnetic stirring. Compared with commercial MnO2 powders, the synthesized nanowires exhibited higher catalytic activity and stability toward the oxygen reduction reaction.

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