화학공학소재연구정보센터
Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.59, No.2, 1295-1305, 2020
Cobalt-Based MOF-on-MOF Two-Dimensional Heterojunction Nanostructures for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Reaction Electrocatalytic Activity
Two-dimensional (2D) Co-based MOF-on-MOF heterojunction nanostructures with improved electrocatalytic activity were successfully constructed via a mild two-step solution route, employing Co2+ ions as the center atoms, and 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate (BDC) and 4,4'-biphenyldicar-boxylate (BPDC) as ligands. The as-obtained heterojunction nanostructures were characterized by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analysis, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) technologies. Electrochemical measurements showed that as-prepared Co-BPDC/Co-BDC heterojunction nanostructures presented markedly enhanced OER electrocatalytic activity, compared with single Co-BPDC, Co-BDC, and/or their physical mixture. Also, the Co-BPDC/Co-BDC-3 heterojunction prepared after treatment for 3 h exhibited the strongest catalytic activity. To reach the current density j(geo) = 10 mA cm(-2), the Co-BPDC/Co-BDC-3 heterojunction-modified glassy carbon electrode required an overpotential of 335 mV in 1 M KOH, which was reduced by 57 and 93 mV, compared to the electrodes modified by Co-BDC and Co-BPDC, respectively. Simultaneously, the heterojunction catalyst also displayed better long-term stability. The improvement of the above performances should be attributed to the increased structure stability, BET surface area, ECSA, and electron transfer ability of the heterojunction.