Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution from Seawater by Biofunctionalized Exfoliated MoS 2 Quantum Dot Aerogel Electrocatalysts That Is Superior to Pt

I. Wen Peter Chen, Chien Hsuan Hsiao, Jheng Yi Huang, Yu Hong Peng, Chia Yu Chang

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As a source of clean and sustainable energy, reliable hydrogen production requires highly efficient and stable electrocatalysts. In recent years, molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ) has been demonstrated as a promising electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reactions (HERs). Here, we demonstrate that a three-dimensional (3D) MoS 2 quantum dot (MoS 2 QD) aerogel is an efficient cathode electrocatalyst that can be used to enhance the HER in acid, neutral, and alkaline (e.g., real seawater) environments. In studying the effects of the exfoliated MoS 2 dimension for the HER, we found that the biofunctionalized exfoliated MoS 2 QD shows much higher cathodic density, a more lower energy input, and a lower Tafel slope for the HER than the larger size of the chlorophyll-assisted exfoliated MoS 2 , highlighting the importance of the size of the MoS 2 aerogel support for accelerating the HER performance. Moreover, the electrocatalytic activity of MoS 2 QD-aerogel is superior to that of Pt in neutral conditions. In real seawater, the MoS 2 QD-aerogel sample exhibits stable HER performance after consecutive scanning for 150 cycles, while the HER activity of the Pt dramatically decreases after 50 cycles. These results showed for the first time how the 3D MoS 2 configuration in MoS 2 aerogel can be used to effectively produce hydrogen for clean energy applications.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)14159-14165
頁數7
期刊ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
11
發行號15
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2019 4月 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 一般材料科學

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