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Electrocatalytic water oxidation by a macrocyclic Cu(ii) complex in neutral phosphate buffer

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Abstract

A single-site copper complex, [Cu(TMC)(H2O)](NO3)2 (1, TMC = 1,4,8,11-tetramethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane), was found to be the most active copper-based catalyst towards electrocatalytic water oxidation in neutral aqueous solution. Complex 1 leads to a cathodic shift of approximately 200 mV in potential to reach a current density of 1 mA cm−2 in comparison with that of the previously reported dinuclear copper complex under the same conditions. Upon immobilization of complex 1 on carbon cloth, it shows greatly improved activity than other copper-based WOCs including CuOx and Cu2+.

Graphical abstract: Electrocatalytic water oxidation by a macrocyclic Cu(ii) complex in neutral phosphate buffer

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Submitted
11 Jun 2016
Accepted
26 Jul 2016
First published
26 Jul 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 10377-10380
Article type
Communication

Electrocatalytic water oxidation by a macrocyclic Cu(II) complex in neutral phosphate buffer

F. Yu, F. Li, J. Hu, L. Bai, Y. Zhu and L. Sun, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 10377
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC04884F

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