Amorphous Nickel Oxides Supported on Carbon Nanosheets as High-Performance Catalysts for Electrochemical Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2022-05-20
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en
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10
5911-5920
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ACS Catalysis, Volume 12, issue 10
Abstract
The development of high-performance yet cost-effective catalysts for electrochemical synthesis of H2O2 is a great challenge. Here, the amorphous nickel oxide NiOx supported on carbon nanosheets was prepared by the photochemical metal organic deposition method. The evolution of the crystalline structure, microstructure, and 2-electron oxygen reduction reaction (2e-ORR) activity in 0.1 M KOH was systematically investigated. The results reveal that the amorphous NiOx is highly efficient and selective toward 2e-ORR with an onset potential of 0.76 V versus reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE), 91% selectivity, and an electron transfer number of ∼2.2 over a wide potential range of 0.15-0.60 V versus RHE, which is outstanding among the metal oxide-based catalysts for 2e-ORR. Such a performance is closely associated with the mesoporous structure of the carbon nanosheets. Furthermore, the appropriate bonding strength of Ni-OH derived from the amorphous nature is crucial for the high selectivity. The theoretical calculation reveals that the *OOH intermediate prefers to adsorb on the amorphous NiOx-C by the end-on mode, facilitating the 2e-ORR process. The present amorphous NiOx loaded on carbon nanosheets can be promising electrocatalysts for synthesizing H2O2 after the stability issues are well addressed.
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amorphous, electrocatalysis, hydrogen peroxide, mesoporous carbon, nickel oxide, oxygen reduction reaction
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Wu , Z , Wang , T , Zou , J J , Li , Y & Zhang , C 2022 , ' Amorphous Nickel Oxides Supported on Carbon Nanosheets as High-Performance Catalysts for Electrochemical Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide ' , ACS Catalysis , vol. 12 , no. 10 , pp. 5911-5920 . https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.2c01829