Alternating misfit layered transition/alkaline earth metal chalcogenide Ca3Co4O9 as a new class of chalcogenide materials for hydrogen evolution

Chee Shan Lim, Chun Kiang Chua, Zdeněk Sofer, Ondřej Jankovský, Martin Pumera

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Layered misfit chalcogenide structures have garnered much attention and prestige in several applications such as thermoelectric materials and high-temperature superconductors. However, its potentials for important electrochemical applications such as hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction reactions have not been systematically studied. Till date, such applications have mainly applied precious metal and oxides with perovskite- or spinel-based structures. In this work, we synthesized a misfit layered mixed oxide in the form of Ca3Co4O9 and investigated its structural, morphological, and electrochemical properties. The misfit layered Ca3Co4O9 has promising capabilities as electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution and oxygen reduction processes. A Tafel slope of 87 mV/decade for hydrogen evolution reaction was achieved by Ca 3Co4O9, while the overpotential for oxygen reduction reaction was lowered up to 38 mV in comparison to glassy carbon. Moreover, a comparably higher heterogeneous electron transfer rate of 3.76 × 10-4 cm s-1 was achieved for Ca3Co 4O9 compared to 3.11 × 10-4 cm s -1 for glassy carbon. The affordability and electrocatalytic properties have endowed Ca3Co4O9 as a potential replacement for precious metal in electrocatalysis and electrochemical sensing applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4130-4136
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume26
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 22

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Alkaline Earth Metals
Alkaline earth metals
Transition metals
Hydrogen
Glassy carbon
Oxygen
Precious metals
Oxides
Electrocatalysis
High temperature superconductors
Electrocatalysts
Electrochemical properties
Perovskite
Structural properties
Electrons

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Lim, Chee Shan ; Chua, Chun Kiang ; Sofer, Zdeněk ; Jankovský, Ondřej ; Pumera, Martin. / Alternating misfit layered transition/alkaline earth metal chalcogenide Ca3Co4O9 as a new class of chalcogenide materials for hydrogen evolution. In: Chemistry of Materials. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 14. pp. 4130-4136.
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