A Permselective CeOx Coating Improves the Stability of Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts

Keisuke Obata, Kazuhiro Takanabe

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Abstract

Highly active NiFeOx electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) suffer gradual deactivation with time due to the loss of Fe species from the active sites into solution during catalysis. Here, we describe the anodic deposition of a CeOx layer that prevents the loss of such Fe species from the OER catalysts, achieving a highly stable performance. The CeOx layer does not affect the OER activity of the catalyst underneath but exhibits unique permselectivity, allowing the permeation of OH- and O2 through while preventing the diffusion of redox ions through the layer to function as a selective O2-evolving electrode. The use of such permselective protective layer provides a new strategy for improving the durability of electrocatalysts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1616-1620
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 5 2018

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