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CoC2O4·2H2O derived Co3O4 nanorods array: a high-efficiency 1D electrocatalyst for alkaline oxygen evolution reaction

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Abstract

Energy conversion and storage systems such as water splitting metal–air batteries require high-performance and durable oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts. Herein, we report the in situ development of self-standing Co3O4 nanorods array on Co foil (Co3O4 NA/CF) as a 1D OER catalyst electrode. Such Co3O4 NA/CF only needs overpotential of 308 mV to drive a geometrical catalytic current density of 15 mA cm−2 in 1.0 M KOH with good long-term electrochemical durability. In addition, this catalyst achieves a high turnover frequency of 0.646 mol O2 s−1 at overpotential of 410 mV.

Graphical abstract: CoC2O4·2H2O derived Co3O4 nanorods array: a high-efficiency 1D electrocatalyst for alkaline oxygen evolution reaction

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The article was received on 02 Nov 2017, accepted on 11 Jan 2018 and first published on 11 Jan 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08423D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 1533-1536
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    CoC2O4·2H2O derived Co3O4 nanorods array: a high-efficiency 1D electrocatalyst for alkaline oxygen evolution reaction

    Y. Wei, X. Ren, H. Ma, X. Sun, Y. Zhang, X. Kuang, T. Yan, H. Ju, D. Wu and Q. Wei, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1533
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08423D

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