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Electrocatalytic water oxidation reaction promoted by cobalt-Prussian blue and its thermal decomposition product under mild conditions

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Zambiazi, Priscilla J. [1] ; Aparecido, Gabriel de O. [1] ; Ferraz, Thiago V. de B. [1] ; Skinner, William S. J. [1, 2] ; Yoshimura, Rafael G. [1] ; Moreira, Daniel E. B. [1] ; Germscheidt, Rafael L. [1] ; Nascimento, Lucas L. [3] ; Patrocinio, Antonio Otavio T. [3] ; Formiga, Andre L. B. [1] ; Bonacin, Juliano A. [1]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Chem, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Imperial Coll London, Dept Mat, London - England
[3] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Chem, Lab Photochem & Mat Sci, BR-38400902 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: DALTON TRANSACTIONS; v. 49, n. 45, p. 16488-16497, DEC 7 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Cobalt-Prussian blue analogues are remarkable catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (water oxidation) under mild conditions such as neutral pH. Although there are extensive reports in the literature about the application of these catalysts in water oxidation (the limiting step for hydrogen evolution), some limitations must be overcome in terms of improving the turnover frequency, oxygen production, long term stability, and elucidation of the mechanism. Another important feature to consider is the industrial processability of electrolytic cells for water splitting. For these reasons, we have reported herein a comparison of the electrochemical and chemical properties of three catalysts produced from cobalt-Prussian blue. Co-Co PBA 60 refers to cobalt-Prussian blue heated up to 60 degrees C with a high content of water. Co-Co PBA 200 is the same starting material but heated up to 200 degrees C with a low water content. Finally, Co3O4 is a thermal decomposition product obtained from heating cobalt-Prussian blue up to 400 degrees C. Although Co-Co PBA 60 has a higher overpotential for water oxidation than Co-Co PBA 200, this catalyst is kinetically faster than Co PBA 200. It is suggested that the water coordinated to Co2+ in Co-Co PBA 60 can accelerate the reaction and that there is a balance between the thermodynamic and kinetic characteristics for determining the final properties of the catalyst at pH = 7. Another important observation is that the Co3O4 catalyst has the best performance among the considered catalysts with the highest TON and TOF. This suggests that the different mechanisms and surface effects demonstrated by the Co3O4 catalyst are more conducive to efficient water oxidation than those of Prussian blue. Further studies concerning the effect of water and surface on these catalysts under mild conditions are essential to gain a better understanding of the mechanism of water oxidation and to advance the development of new catalysts. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/20688-3 - Study of Prussian Blue analog nanowire properties for water oxidation
Grantee:Daniel Esteves Bessa Moreira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 18/25092-9 - Study of the mechanism of oxidation of water by catalysts with structure analogous to Prussian blue
Grantee:Rafael Lavagnolli Germscheidt
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
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