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Electrochemical water oxidation by cobalt-Prussian blue coordination polymer and theoretical studies of the electronic structure of the active species

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Pires, Bruno M. [1] ; dos Santos, Pamyla L. [1] ; Katic, Vera [1] ; Strohauer, Stefan [1, 2] ; Landers, Richard [3] ; Formiga, Andre L. B. [1] ; Bonacin, Juliano A. [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem, POB 6154, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Goethe Univ Frankfurt, Ctr Sci Comp, Max Laue Str 1, D-60438 Frankfurt - Germany
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Phys Gleb Wataghin, BR-13083859 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: DALTON TRANSACTIONS; v. 48, n. 15, p. 4811-4822, APR 21 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2

The search for earth-abundant metal-based catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) that operates under neutral conditions is a challenge in the field of sustainable energy. Many strategies have been used, and coordination polymers with structures similar to Prussian blue appear to be interesting electrocatalysts due to their efficiency, stability and tunable properties. In this paper, a novel catalyst produced from a cobalt-pentacyanidoferrate precursor is presented and applied in studies of the OER. This material showed a high surface active area and electrocatalytic activity comparable to traditional cobalt hexacyanidoferrate. According to the theoretical calculations, the improvement of these properties is an effect of the framework arrangement and it is not caused by changes of the electronic structure. Further experimental evidence is necessary to determine the active species. However, our results of spin densities obtained from DFT calculations suggest that the active species for water oxidation is the radical Fe(III)CN-Co(III)-O-center dot. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/03576-4 - Mechanistic studies in water oxidation catalysis promoted by ruthenium complexes bearing imidazole units
Grantee:André Luiz Barboza Formiga
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 13/22127-2 - Development of novel materials strategic for integrated analytical devices
Grantee:Lauro Tatsuo Kubota
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/23960-0 - Study of the mechanism of water oxidation by catalysts operating at pH7 and its incorporation in electrodes printed in 3D
Grantee:Juliano Alves Bonacin
Support type: Regular Research Grants