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Title: Electrocatalytic performance of different cobalt molybdate structures for water oxidation in alkaline media.
Authors: Rodriguez, Mariandry del Valle Rodriguez
Stolzemburg, Matheus Cata Preta
Bruziquesi, Carlos Giovani Oliveira
Silva, Adilson Cândido da
Abreu, Cíntia Grossi de
Siqueira, Kisla Prislen Félix
Oliveira, Luiz Carlos Alves de
Pires, Maíra dos Santos
Lacerda, Lívia Clara Tavares
Ramalho, Teodorico de Castro
Dias, Anderson
Pereira, Márcio César
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: RODRIGUEZ, M. del V. R. et al. Electrocatalytic performance of different cobalt molybdate structures for water oxidation in alkaline media. CrystEngComm, v. 20, n. 37, p. 5592–5601, 2018. Disponível em: <!divAbstract>. Acesso em: 7 mar. 2019.
Abstract: Cobalt molybdates with different crystalline structures, i.e., α, β, and hydrated (H)-CoMoO4, were synthesized, and their electrocatalytic activities were thoroughly examined for catalyzing the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in alkaline media. The material characteristics were associated with the electrocatalytic properties by evaluating the CoMoO4 crystal structures (XRD and Raman), morphologies (TEM), and electrochemical features (electrochemically active surface area, roughness factor, electrochemical impedance, Tafel analysis, and controlled-current electrolysis). These combined findings revealed that the electrocatalytic performance is greatly influenced by the crystalline structures of CoMoO4, following the order α-CoMoO4 > H-CoMoO4 > β-CoMoO4. The H-CoMoO4 catalysts crystallized in the triclinic space group, P[1 with combining macron] (#2), with Z = 4. On the other hand, the α- and β-CoMoO4 catalysts exhibited a monoclinic structure, C2/m (#12), with Z = 8. In the OER experiments, α-CoMoO4 showed an overpotential of 0.43 ± 0.05 V compared to the 0.51 ± 0.05 V and 0.56 ± 0.04 V exhibited by the H-CoMoO4 and β-CoMoO4 catalysts, respectively, to achieve 10 mA cm−2. All CoMoO4 structures displayed stability for at least 6 h at a controlled current density of 10 mA cm−2. Finally, computational simulations indicate that the coexistence of Co and Mo ions in edge-shared octahedral sites of α-CoMoO4 may favor the interaction between the O atom of the water molecule and the metal adsorption sites due to its surface being electronically less dense than β- and H-CoMoO4 surfaces, thus resulting in its higher performance for OER.
ISSN: 1466-8033
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