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Issue 88, 2016
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Edge-selectively phosphorus-doped few-layer graphene as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction

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Abstract

The development of efficient, stable and cost-effective electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is the key for water splitting. Carbon-based nanomaterials have found significant applications as metal-free OER electrocatalysts. In this study, for the first time, edge-selectively phosphorus-doped graphene (G–P) was synthesised for OER electrocatalysts. The G–P catalyst reached a current density of 10 mA cm−2 at a small overpotential of 330 mV for the OER with a Tafel slope as low as 62 mV dec−1, which is superior to most of the carbon-based electrocatalysts reported to date.

Graphical abstract: Edge-selectively phosphorus-doped few-layer graphene as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2016, accepted on 07 Oct 2016 and first published on 07 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07217H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 13008-13011
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    Edge-selectively phosphorus-doped few-layer graphene as an efficient metal-free electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction

    Z. Xiao, X. Huang, L. Xu, D. Yan, J. Huo and S. Wang, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 13008
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07217H

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