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Carbon-supported MnO2 nanoflowers: Introducing oxygen vacancies for optimized volcano-type electrocatalytic activities towards H2O2 generation

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Autor(es):
Aveiro, Luci R. [1] ; da Silva, Anderson G. M. [2] ; Antonin, Vanessa S. [1, 3] ; Candido, Eduardo G. [2] ; Parreira, Luanna S. [2] ; Geonmonond, Rafael S. [2] ; de Freitas, Isabel C. [2] ; Lanza, Marcos R. V. [3] ; Camargo, Pedro H. C. [2] ; Santos, Mauro C. [1]
Número total de Autores: 10
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed Abc, CCNH, LEMN, Rua Santa Adelia 166, BR-09210170 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Ave Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Ave Trabalhador Sao Carlense 400, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Electrochimica Acta; v. 268, p. 101-110, APR 1 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 8
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Manganese oxide (MnO2) nanomaterials represent a promising low-cost electrocatalyst material for hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) production by the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). In this material, the introduction of oxygen vacancies is an effective strategy for boosting their electrocatalytic activities. Although the importance of oxygen defects in MnO2-based catalysts has been shown in some electrochemical systems, a facile strategy for controlling the number oxygen vacancies in MnO2-based catalysts and the systematic investigation of the effect of the vacancies on their electrocatalytic activities towards the ORR and H2O2 electrogeneration remains limited. Here, we describe the synthesis of hybrid materials composed of MnO2 nanoflowers supported on Vulcan XC-72 carbon in which the concentration of the surface oxygen vacancy sites was increased. Surprisingly, we found a volcano-type relationship between the activity and the MnO2 loading. RRDE experiments showed the greatest formation of hydroperoxide ion in alkaline media for MnO2/C 3% on carbon, displaying the highest electrocatalytic activity. This result was maintained for hydrogen peroxide during the electrolytic process using gas diffusion electrodes in acidic media. We suggest that the optimized catalytic activities observed for the MnO2/C 3% catalyst are a result of (i) the high concentrations of oxygen vacancies at the catalyst surface, which promote the generation of highly catalytically active sites towards the ORR; (ii) their strong metal oxide-carbon interactions with modification of the carbon surface; (iii) the high surface area observed for the MnO2 nanoflowers supported on Vulcan XC-72; and (iv) the use of a MnO2 nanostructure displaying well-defined shapes and uniform sizes (with petals measuring 10 +/- 5 nm in width) displaying a uniform dispersion over the carbon support. We believe the results described herein shed new light on the understanding of the role of the oxygen vacancies in the electrogeneration of H2O2, which has important implications for the design of MnO2-based electrocatalysts. (c) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/21366-9 - Materiais híbridos contendo nanopartículas metálicas para aplicações catalíticas
Beneficiário:Pedro Henrique Cury Camargo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 16/00819-8 - Síntese controlada de nanomateriais baseados em Pd e Pt: otimizando atividade e estabilidade eletrocatalítica
Beneficiário:Luanna Silveira Parreira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 17/21846-6 - Nanoestruturas para a remediação ambiental e produção de energia a partir de fontes renováveis
Beneficiário:Mauro Coelho dos Santos
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 15/10314-8 - Nanoestruturas para a degradação de fenol, ciprofloxacino e 17 alfa etinilestradiol
Beneficiário:Mauro Coelho dos Santos
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular