Amorphous Phosphorus-Incorporated Cobalt Molybdenum Sulfide on Carbon Cloth

An Efficient and Stable Electrocatalyst for Enhanced Overall Water Splitting over Entire pH Values

Chaiti Ray, Su Chan Lee, Kalimuthu Vijaya Sankar, Bingjun Jin, Jungpyo Lee, Jong Hyeok Park, Seong Chan Jun

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Abstract

The development of economical, proficient, and highly stable catalysts to substitute the expensive noble metal electrodes for electrocatalytic water-splitting applications is exceedingly desirable. In this context, the most fascinating and challenging approach is the rational design of a nanocomposite encompassing multiple components with unique functionalities. Herein, we describe the fabrication of a strongly catalytic and superb durable phosphorus-incorporated cobalt molybdenum sulfide electrocatalyst grown on carbon cloth (P-CoMoS/CC). The hybrid material exhibited excellent activity for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions over a wide range of pH (1-14) with extremely high stability (∼90% retention of the initial current density) after 24 h of electrolysis. Importantly, when P-CoMoS/CC was used as both cathode and anode for overall water splitting, a very low cell voltage of 1.54 V is required to attain the 10 mA cm-2 current density, and the hybrid material exhibited a long-term stability (89.8% activity retention after 100 h). The outstanding overall water-splitting performance compared to an electrolyzer consisting of the noble-metal-based catalysts Pt/C and RuO2 makes P-CoMoS one of the most efficient earth-abundant water-splitting catalysts. Phosphorus incorporation was proved to be a vital aspect for the improved charge-transfer properties and catalytic durability of the P-CoMoS/CC catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37739-37749
Number of pages11
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume9
Issue number43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1

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Electrocatalysts
Cobalt
Phosphorus
Molybdenum
Carbon
Catalysts
Water
Hybrid materials
Precious metals
Current density
Electrolysis
Charge transfer
Hydrogen
Nanocomposites
Anodes
Durability
Cathodes
Earth (planet)
Oxygen
Fabrication

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