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Phosphonate-Based Metal–Organic Framework Derived Co–P–C Hybrid as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction

Phosphonate-Based Metal–Organic Framework Derived Co–P–C Hybrid as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Zhong Chen, Tianhua Zhou, Armando Borgna, Wenguang Tu, Shengming Yin, Rong Xu, Danping Wang, Yonghua Du
Cobalt phosphate is considered to be one of the most active catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in neutral or near-neutral pH media, but only a few transition-metal phosphates are investigated in alkaline media, probably due to their poor intrinsic electrical conductivity and/or tendency to aggregate. Herein, in situ-formed cobalt phosphate decorated with N-doped graphitic carbon was prepared using phosphonate-based metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) as the precursor. It can serve as a highly active OER catalyst in alkaline media, affording a current density of 10 mA cm–2 at a small overpotential of 215 mV on the Ni foam. A combination of X-ray absorption spectroscopy and high-resolution XPS elucidates the origin of the high activity. Our observations unveil that cobalt diphosphate having the distorted metal coordination geometry with long Co–O and Co–Co distances is mainly responsible for the high OER activity. These results not only demonstrate the potential of a low-cost OER catalyst derived from phosphonate-based MOF but also open a promising avenue into the exploration of highly active and stable catalysts toward replacing noble metals as oxygen evolution electrocatalysts.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.7b00937

DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00937

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