Design of electrocatalysts for oxygen- and hydrogen-involving energy conversion reactions

Jiao, Yan, Zheng, Yao, Jaroniec, Mietek and Qiao, Shi Zhang (2015) Design of electrocatalysts for oxygen- and hydrogen-involving energy conversion reactions. Chemical Society Reviews, 44 8: 2060-2086. doi:10.1039/c4cs00470a


Author Jiao, Yan
Zheng, Yao
Jaroniec, Mietek
Qiao, Shi Zhang
Title Design of electrocatalysts for oxygen- and hydrogen-involving energy conversion reactions
Journal name Chemical Society Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1460-4744
0306-0012
Publication date 2015-04-21
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1039/c4cs00470a
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 8
Start page 2060
End page 2086
Total pages 27
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher RSC Publications
Language eng
Abstract A fundamental change has been achieved in understanding surface electrochemistry due to the profound knowledge of the nature of electrocatalytic processes accumulated over the past several decades and to the recent technological advances in spectroscopy and high resolution imaging. Nowadays one can preferably design electrocatalysts based on the deep theoretical knowledge of electronic structures, via computer-guided engineering of the surface and (electro)chemical properties of materials, followed by the synthesis of practical materials with high performance for specific reactions. This review provides insights into both theoretical and experimental electrochemistry toward a better understanding of a series of key clean energy conversion reactions including oxygen reduction reaction (ORR), oxygen evolution reaction (OER), and hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The emphasis of this review is on the origin of the electrocatalytic activity of nanostructured catalysts toward the aforementioned reactions by correlating the apparent electrode performance with their intrinsic electrochemical properties. Also, a rational design of electrocatalysts is proposed starting from the most fundamental aspects of the electronic structure engineering to a more practical level of nanotechnological fabrication.
Keyword Chemistry, Multidisciplinary
Chemistry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP140104062
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Non HERDC
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