Iron-Doped Nickel Molybdate with Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Kinetics.

Author(s) Chen, J.; Zhao, G.; Chen, Y.; Rui, K.; Mao, H.; Dou, S.Xue; Sun, W.
Journal Chemistry
Date Published 2019 Jan 02
Abstract

Electrochemical water splitting is one of the potential approaches for making renewable energy production and storage viable. The oxygen evolution reaction (OER), as a sluggish four-electron electrochemical reaction, has to overcome high overpotential to accomplish overall water splitting. Therefore, developing low-cost and highly active OER catalysts is the key for achieving efficient and economical water electrolysis. In this work, Fe-doped NiMoO was synthesized and evaluated as the OER catalyst in alkaline medium. Fe doping helps to regulate the electronic structure of Ni centers in NiMoO , which consequently promotes the catalytic activity of NiMoO . The overpotential to reach a current density of 10 mA cm is 299 mV in 1 m KOH for the optimal Ni Fe MoO , which is 65 mV lower than that for NiMoO . Further, the catalyst also shows exceptional performance stability during a 2 h chronopotentiometry testing. Moreover, the real catalytically active center of Ni Fe MoO is also unraveled based on the ex situ characterizations. These results provide new alternatives for precious-metal-free catalysts for alkaline OER and also expand the Fe-doping-induced synergistic effect towards performance enhancement to new catalyst systems.

DOI 10.1002/chem.201803844
ISSN 1521-3765
Citation Chen J, Zhao G, Chen Y, Rui K, Mao H, Dou SX, et al. Iron-Doped Nickel Molybdate with Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Kinetics. Chemistry. 2019;25(1):280-284.

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