A Co-MOF nanosheet array as a high-performance electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline electrolytes
It is highly attractive to develop high-performance non-noble-metal electrocatalysts for water oxidation in alkaline media. In this communication, we report the hydrothermal growth of a Co-MOF nanosheet array on Ni foam (Co-MOF/NF) as a 3D oxygen evolution reaction catalyst in alkaline media. The Co-MOF/NF demonstrates superior activity and needs an overpotential of only 311 mV to drive a geometrical catalytic current density of 50 mA cm−2 in 1.0 M KOH. Notably, this catalyst also demonstrates superior long-term electrochemical durability for at least 105 h, and it achieves a high turnover frequency of 0.18 mol O2 s−1 at an overpotential of 400 mV.