Ultrathin Trimetal-Organic Framework Nanosheet Electrocatalysts for the Highly Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction


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Output type: Journal article

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Author list: Niu S., Li C., Huo J., Dong W., El Hankari S., Liang Y., Li Q.

Publisher: American Chemical Society: Open Access Titles / American Chemical Society

Publication year: 2021

Journal: ACS Omega (2470-1343)

Journal acronym: ACS OMEGA

Volume number: 6

Issue number: 22

Start page: 13946

End page: 13952

Number of pages: 7

ISSN: 2470-1343

URL: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85108417999&doi=10.1021%2facsomega.0c01853&partnerID=40&md5=00dc59df2f031ce92b49d0be4f408589

Languages: English (EN-GB)


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Abstract

Synthesis of ultrathin metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets for highly efficient oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is prevalent, but still many challenges remain. Herein, a facile and efficient three-layer method is reported for the synthesis of NiCoFe-based trimetallic MOF nanosheets, which can be directly used for the oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline conditions. The physical characterization and morphology of trimetallic MOF nanosheets were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). By optimizing the molar ratio of Ni/Co/Fe atoms, a series of MOFs with different metal proportions were synthesized. Among them, the as-prepared (Ni3Co1)3Fe1-MOF nanosheets can deliver a current density of 10 mA cm-2at a low overpotential of 245 mV with a small Tafel slope of 50.9 mV dec-1in an alkaline electrolyte and exhibit excellent stability. More importantly, through the characterization of the intermediates in the OER process, the possible source of the catalytic active species is the electrochemically transformed metal hydroxides and oxyhydroxides. © 2021 American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.


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