Hydrogen production from water using a bis(imino)pyridine molybdenum electrocatalyst

Raja Pal, Joseph A. Laureanti, Thomas L. Groy, Anne Jones, Ryan Trovitch

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In 5.0 M H2O/acetonitrile, [(Ph2PPrPDI)MoO][PF6]2 produces H2 with 96% Faradaic efficiency at -2.5 V vs. Fc+/0 and a rate of 55 s-1. Reactivity studies and isolation of a Mo(ii) oxo intermediate, (Ph2PPrPDI)MoO, shed light on the H2 evolution mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11555-11558
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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