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Earth-abundant hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts

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Abstract

Splitting water to hydrogen and oxygen is a promising approach for storing energy from intermittent renewables, such as solar power. Efficient, scalable solar-driven electrolysis devices require active electrocatalysts made from earth-abundant elements. In this mini-review, we discuss recent investigations of homogeneous and heterogeneous hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts, with emphasis on our own work on cobalt and iron complexes and nickel-molybdenum alloys.

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The article was received on 19 Jun 2013, accepted on 04 Nov 2013 and first published on 05 Nov 2013


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51711J
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 865-878

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    Earth-abundant hydrogen evolution electrocatalysts

    J. R. McKone, S. C. Marinescu, B. S. Brunschwig, J. R. Winkler and H. B. Gray, Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 865
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51711J

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