Water oxidation catalysis beginning with cobalt polyoxometalates: determining the dominant catalyst under electrocatalytic conditions and investigation of the surface properties of Co3O4 nanoparticles
Generation of hydrogen as a fuel is one of the most promising technologies for a renewable energy future. Electrocatalytic water splitting can take energy from virtually any power source and split water into oxygen and hydrogen, thereby creating a renewable feedstock of hydrogen. The efficiency of electrocatalytic water splitting is limited by the anodic half reaction, water oxidation. As such, there has been an immense effort to discover and understand water oxidation catalysts (WOCatalysts). The two main classes of WOCatalysts are homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. Homogeneous catalysts ...
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