Photochemical synthesis of a water oxidation catalyst based on cobalt nanostructures

Tse Luen Wee, Benjamin D. Sherman, Devens Gust, Ana Moore, Thomas Moore, Yun Liu, Juan C. Scaiano

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New cobalt-based nanocomposites have been prepared by photoreduction of Co 2+ salts to generate cobalt nanoparticles deposited on carbon-based materials such as nanocyrstalline diamond and carbon felt. Spontaneous air oxidation converts the metal to Co 2O 3 which has been tested as a water oxidation catalyst. This work demonstrates that the cobalt oxide nanostructures can be deposited on various carbon surfaces and can catalyze the four-electron oxidation of water to oxygen under anodic bias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16742-16745
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 26 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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