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Catalysts 2017, 7(12), 375; doi:10.3390/catal7120375

Cross-Linked CoMoO4/rGO Nanosheets as Oxygen Reduction Catalyst

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Key Laboratory of Polyoxometalate Science of Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Nanobiosensing and Nanobioanalysis at Universities of Jilin Province, Faculty of Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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School of Chemistry, The University of Glasgow, Galsgow G12 8QQ, UK
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Received: 23 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 4 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Polyoxometalate-Catalyzed Reactions)
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Development of inexpensive and robust electrocatalysts towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) is crucial for the cost-affordable manufacturing of metal-air batteries and fuel cells. Here we show that cross-linked CoMoO4 nanosheets and reduced graphene oxide (CoMoO4/rGO) can be integrated in a hybrid material under one-pot hydrothermal conditions, yielding a composite material with promising catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). Cyclic voltammetry (CV) and linear sweep voltammetry (LSV) were used to investigate the efficiency of the fabricated CoMoO4/rGO catalyst towards ORR in alkaline conditions. The CoMoO4/rGO composite revealed the main reduction peak and onset potential centered at 0.78 and 0.89 V (vs. RHE), respectively. This study shows that the CoMoO4/rGO composite is a highly promising catalyst for the ORR under alkaline conditions, and potential noble metal replacement cathode in fuel cells and metal-air batteries. View Full-Text
Keywords: CoMoO4 nanosheets; reduced graphene oxide; hydrothermal reaction; oxygen reduction reaction; fuel cell CoMoO4 nanosheets; reduced graphene oxide; hydrothermal reaction; oxygen reduction reaction; fuel cell
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Fu, J.; Meng, J.-L.; Wei, M.-J.; Zang, H.-Y.; Tan, H.-Q.; Wang, Y.-H.; Miras, H.N.; Li, Y.-G. Cross-Linked CoMoO4/rGO Nanosheets as Oxygen Reduction Catalyst. Catalysts 2017, 7, 375.

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