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Effect of transition metals in the hydrogen evolution electrocatalytic activity of molybdenum carbide

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Autor(es):
Gomez-Marin, Ana M. ; Ticianelli, Edson A.
Número total de Autores: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: APPLIED CATALYSIS B-ENVIRONMENTAL; v. 209, p. 600-610, JUL 15 2017.
Citações Web of Science: 14
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In this work, the effect of transition metals (TMs), such as Fe, Co, Ni and Cu, on the activity toward the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) of modified molybdenum carbide (TM-Mo2C) catalysts has been evaluated. Catalysts were prepared by a temperature programmed reduction method in both an inert and a reductive atmosphere, and characterized by different physicochemical techniques. A high activity toward the HER is measured for all TM-Mo2C catalysts, with onset potentials lower than -0.06V, as detected by on-line differential electrochemical mass spectrometry, and mass activities between 29 and 50 mA mg-1, which suggest them as promising non-precious electrocatalysts for this reaction. However, a decrease in the HER activity upon metal doping is measured, following an activity trend of alpha-Mo2C >Fe-Mo2C > Co-Mo2C >Ni-Mo2C > Cu-Mo2C. In situ near-edge X-ray adsorption analysis reveals a positive charge of the TM in the materials in the electrochemical environment, at the origin of the deleterious effect of Fe, Co, Ni and Cu, in terms of an electronic effect that modifies the d-electron configuration of alpha-Mo2C particles. Additionally, results also suggest that TM-Mo2C is more stable (lower catalyst dissolution) in acid media than alpha-Mo2C. Finally, because there is a catalyst deactivation toward the HER after the alpha-Mo2C component of the catalysts is oxidized at E>0.7 V, the oxidation process of ce-Mo2C is employed for estimating, as a first approximation, the number of surface active sites for the HER. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/23486-9 - Desenvolvimento de eletrocatalisadores nanoestruturados para a reação de eletro-redução de oxigênio: estudo da atividade e estabilidade
Beneficiário:Ana Maria Gomez Marin
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/16930-7 - Eletrocatálise V: processos eletrocatalíticos de interconversão entre as energias química e elétrica
Beneficiário:Edson Antonio Ticianelli
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático