Special Issue "Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Water electrolysis to produce oxygen and hydrogen gas is a promising option to convert solar energy to fuel. Electrolyzers using an alkaline solutions as the electrolyte have been commercially available for many years. Electrolyzers using a liquid alkaline solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte have been commercially available for many years, but their effective electrical efficiency is rather low, 70–80%. Water oxidation on anode is the 4-electron process and requires use of a cost-effective catalyst. Despite numerous efforts, such catalysts for a new generation of electrolyzers are not yet developed. This Special Issue will be mostly focused on understanding of the mechanism of water oxidation in the presence of homogeneous or immobilized molecular catalysts. The catalysts with thorough characterized reactive centers will be also considered.
Dr. Yurii V. Geletii
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- Water oxidation
- electron transfer
- molecular catalyst
- mechanism of O2 formation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Influence of Active Site Iron Substitution in the Water Oxidation Electrocatalytic Activity of Cobalt Hexacyanoferrate
Author: José Ramón Galán-Mascarós
Title: Tafel Slope Analyses for Homogeneous Catalytic Reactions
Authors: Geletii*, Yu. V. et al
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Abstract: This paper analyzes the application of Tafel plots to the four-electron oxidation of water to dioxygen catalyzed by a homogeneous catalyst, [Ru4O4(OH)2 (H2O)4(γ-SiW10O36)2]10-, (Ru4POM). We show that this approach can be useful to fully characterize and compare the activity of different catalysts (or the same catalyst under different experimental conditions such as pH, ionic strength, etc).