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Earth-Abundant Heterogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysts

Hunter, Bryan M. and Gray, Harry B. and Müller, Astrid M. (2016) Earth-Abundant Heterogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysts. Chemical Reviews, 116 (22). pp. 14120-14136. ISSN 0009-2665.

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Water oxidation is a key chemical transformation for the conversion of solar energy into chemical fuels. Our review focuses on recent work on robust earth-abundant heterogeneous catalysts for the oxygen-evolving reaction (OER). We point out that improvements in the performance of OER catalysts will depend critically on the success of work aimed at understanding reaction barriers based on atomic-level mechanisms. We highlight the challenge of obtaining acid-stable OER catalysts, with proposals for elements that could be employed to reach this goal. We suggest that future advances in solar fuels science will be accelerated by the development of new methods for materials synthesis and characterization, along with in-depth investigations of redox mechanisms at catalytic surfaces.

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Additional Information:© 2016 American Chemical Society. Received: June 23, 2016. Publication Date (Web): October 31, 2016. We thank Dave Britt and Troy Stich for helpful discussions. Research was performed in the Laser Resource Center and the Molecular Materials Research Center of the Beckman Institute of the California Institute of Technology. The NSF CCI Solar Fuels Program (CHE-1305124) and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supported this work. B.M.H. is a fellow of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech.
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Official Citation:Earth-Abundant Heterogeneous Water Oxidation Catalysts Bryan M. Hunter, Harry B. Gray, and Astrid M. Müller Chemical Reviews 2016 116 (22), 14120-14136 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.6b00398
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Deposited On:04 Nov 2016 16:29
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