S-Space College of Engineering/Engineering Practice School (공과대학/대학원) Dept. of Material Science and Engineering (재료공학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_재료공학부)
Porous beta-MnO2 nanoplates derived from MnCO3 nanoplates as highly efficient electrocatalysts toward oxygen evolution reaction
- Kim, Jun; Kim, Ju Seong; Baik, Hionsuck; Kang, Kisuk; Lee, Kwangyeol
- Issue Date
- RSC Advances, Vol.6 No.32, pp.26535-26539
- beta-MnO2 has not been considered as an effective catalyst toward the oxygen evolution reaction due to its lack of active di-mu(2)-oxo bridged Mn centres and inaccessibility to the inner Mn atoms. We have envisioned that beta-MnO2 can be made catalytically active by making the inner Mn atoms accessible. In order to accomplish this, we have synthesized MnCO3 nanoplates via a solution route and converted them into highly porous beta-MnO2 nanoplates with very high surface area. In addition to the reduced overpotential of 450 mV at 10 mA cm(-2), the derived Tafel slope was 78.2 mV dec(-1), showing a superior catalytic activity of the porous nanoplate, which is comparable to the catalytic performance of best performing alpha-MnO2 phase. The importance of surface-bound catalytic Mn sites in highly porous beta-MnO2 nanoplates is also demonstrated by Au loading-induced blockage of them and corresponding catalytic activity deterioration.