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MoP supported on reduced graphene oxide for high performance electrochemical nitrogen reduction

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Abstract

Electrocatalytic nitrogen fixation under ambient temperature and pressure has always been considered crucial in the ammonia industry. In this study, MoP nanoparticles were evenly grown on few-layered reduced graphene oxide (MoP@rGO) and served as an efficient electrocatalyst for NRR. The MoP@rGO electrocatalyst showed an excellent NRR activity with a high average NH3 yield of 7.5 μg h−1 mg−1cat (at −0.6 V vs. RHE) and high faradaic efficiency of 9.1% (at −0.5 V vs. RHE). The excellent catalytic activity and stability of MoP@rGO originated from the increased rate of electron transfer between MoP and rGO, enlarged active surface area, synergetic effect between MoP and rGO, and excellent chemical stability. This study thus opens an alternative route towards NRR electrocatalysis.

Graphical abstract: MoP supported on reduced graphene oxide for high performance electrochemical nitrogen reduction

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Submitted
18 Nov 2019
Accepted
21 Dec 2019
First published
23 Dec 2019

Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 988-992
Article type
Communication

MoP supported on reduced graphene oxide for high performance electrochemical nitrogen reduction

Y. Zhou, X. Yu, F. Sun and J. Zhang, Dalton Trans., 2020, 49, 988
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04441H

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