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Issue 66, 2014
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Activated carbon nanotubes: a highly-active metal-free electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction

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Abstract

In this communication, for the first time, we report on the development and utilization of activated carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a highly-active metal-free electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) with good durability in acidic electrolytes. This catalyst shows an onset overpotential and an exchange current density of 100 mV and 16.0 × 10−3 mA cm−2, respectively. The possible catalytic mechanism for the HER is also proposed.

Graphical abstract: Activated carbon nanotubes: a highly-active metal-free electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction

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The article was received on 12 Apr 2014, accepted on 01 Jul 2014 and first published on 01 Jul 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02713B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 9340-9342
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    Activated carbon nanotubes: a highly-active metal-free electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction

    W. Cui, Q. Liu, N. Cheng, A. M. Asiri and X. Sun, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 9340
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02713B

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