M.S. thanks “Minerva Fellowship” for financial support and Dr. Laurent Chabanne for fruitful discussions.
Controlled Carbon Nitride Growth on Surfaces for Hydrogen Evolution Electrodes†
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014
© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 126, Issue 14, pages 3728–3732, April 1, 2014
How to Cite
Shalom, M., Gimenez, S., Schipper, F., Herraiz-Cardona, I., Bisquert, J. and Antonietti, M. (2014), Controlled Carbon Nitride Growth on Surfaces for Hydrogen Evolution Electrodes. Angew. Chem., 126: 3728–3732. doi: 10.1002/ange.201309415
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 4 DEC 2014
- Manuscript Received: 29 OCT 2013
- Supramolekulare Chemie;
Efficient and low-cost electrocatalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction are highly desired for future renewable energy systems. Described herein is the reduction of water to hydrogen using a metal-free carbon nitride electrocatalyst which operates in neutral and alkaline environments. An efficient, easy, and general method for growing ordered carbon nitride on different electrodes was developed. The metal-free catalyst demonstrates low overpotential values, which are comparable to those of non-noble metals, with reasonable current densities. The facile deposition method enables the fabrication of many electronic and photoelectronic devices based on carbon nitride for renewable energy applications.