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Title: Covalent Organic Framework-Supported Platinum Nanoparticles as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Reduction

Abstract

The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is one of the most effective and sustainable ways to produce hydrogen gas as an alternative clean fuel. The rate of this electrocatalytic reaction is highly dependent on the properties (dispersity and stability) of electrocatalysts. Herein, we developed well-dispersed and highly stable platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) supported on a covalent organic framework (COF-bpyTPP), which exhibit excellent catalytic activities toward HER as well as the hydride reduction reaction. The nanoparticles have an average size of 2.95 nm and show superior catalytic performance compared to the commercially available Pt/C under the same alkaline conditions, producing 13 times more hydrogen with a far more positive onset potential (-0.13 V vs. -0.63 V) and ca. 100% faradaic efficiency. The reaction rate of the hydride reduction of 4-nitrophenol was also 10 times faster in the case of PtNPs@COF compared to the commercial Pt/C under the same loading and conditions. More importantly, the PtNPs@COF are highly stable under the aqueous reactions conditions and can be reused without showing noticeable aggregation and activity degradation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. University of Colorado
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1596243
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-2700-75905
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nanoscale
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nanoscale
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; hydrogen evolution reaction; electrocatalysis; platinum nanoparticles

Citation Formats

Park, Eunsol, Jack, Joshua, Hu, Yiming, Wan, Shun, Huang, Shaofeng, Jin, Yinghua, Maness, Pin-Ching, Yazdi, Sadegh, Ren, Zhiyong J, and Zhang, Wei. Covalent Organic Framework-Supported Platinum Nanoparticles as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Reduction. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1039/C9NR09112B.
Park, Eunsol, Jack, Joshua, Hu, Yiming, Wan, Shun, Huang, Shaofeng, Jin, Yinghua, Maness, Pin-Ching, Yazdi, Sadegh, Ren, Zhiyong J, & Zhang, Wei. Covalent Organic Framework-Supported Platinum Nanoparticles as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Reduction. United States. doi:10.1039/C9NR09112B.
Park, Eunsol, Jack, Joshua, Hu, Yiming, Wan, Shun, Huang, Shaofeng, Jin, Yinghua, Maness, Pin-Ching, Yazdi, Sadegh, Ren, Zhiyong J, and Zhang, Wei. Mon . "Covalent Organic Framework-Supported Platinum Nanoparticles as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Reduction". United States. doi:10.1039/C9NR09112B.
@article{osti_1596243,
title = {Covalent Organic Framework-Supported Platinum Nanoparticles as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Water Reduction},
author = {Park, Eunsol and Jack, Joshua and Hu, Yiming and Wan, Shun and Huang, Shaofeng and Jin, Yinghua and Maness, Pin-Ching and Yazdi, Sadegh and Ren, Zhiyong J and Zhang, Wei},
abstractNote = {The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is one of the most effective and sustainable ways to produce hydrogen gas as an alternative clean fuel. The rate of this electrocatalytic reaction is highly dependent on the properties (dispersity and stability) of electrocatalysts. Herein, we developed well-dispersed and highly stable platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) supported on a covalent organic framework (COF-bpyTPP), which exhibit excellent catalytic activities toward HER as well as the hydride reduction reaction. The nanoparticles have an average size of 2.95 nm and show superior catalytic performance compared to the commercially available Pt/C under the same alkaline conditions, producing 13 times more hydrogen with a far more positive onset potential (-0.13 V vs. -0.63 V) and ca. 100% faradaic efficiency. The reaction rate of the hydride reduction of 4-nitrophenol was also 10 times faster in the case of PtNPs@COF compared to the commercial Pt/C under the same loading and conditions. More importantly, the PtNPs@COF are highly stable under the aqueous reactions conditions and can be reused without showing noticeable aggregation and activity degradation.},
doi = {10.1039/C9NR09112B},
journal = {Nanoscale},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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