(528h) In Situ Identification of the Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation Behavior of a Nickel-Based Metal–Organic Framework Nanoarray
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 5:15pm to 5:30pm
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been identified as one of the promising electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). However, direct observation of the electrocatalytic behavior of MOF-based electrocatalysts remains extremely challenging, which is of great significance to understand their electrocatalytic mechanism. Herein, we developed a vertically oriented Ni-based MOF nanosheet array doped with 2.09 wt% Ce (denoted as CeâNiBDC/OG). CeâNiBDC/OG displayed a low overpotential of 265 mV to deliver a 10 mA cm-2 current density for the OER. In situ spectroscopy and operando microscopy visualized the phase transformation behavior of CeâNiBDC/OG to Ce-doped NiOOH induced by electrochemical activation, which was regarded as the real active site. Mechanistic studies revealed that, for the CeâNiBDC/OG-derived catalyst, the doping of Ce species in NiOOH significantly increased the adsorption of *OH, and further reduced the energy barriers of the rate-determining step (*OH-*O).