A Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution and Oxygen Reduction Reactions in Water (pages 2350–2355)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schöfberger, Dipl.-Ing. Felix Faschinger, Samir Chattopadhyay, Snehadri Bhakta, Biswajit Mondal, Prof. Dr. Johannes A. A. W. Elemans, Prof. Dr. Stefan Müllegger, M. Sc. Stefano Tebi, Prof. Dr. Reinhold Koch, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Florian Klappenberger, Dipl.-Chem. Mateusz Paszkiewicz, Prof. Dr. Johannes V. Barth, Dr. Eva Rauls, Hazem Aldahhak, Prof. Dr. Wolf Gero Schmidt and Prof. Dr. Abhishek Dey
Article first published online: 15 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508404
Leading a double life: A manganese corrole complex has been shown to serve as a bifunctional catalyst for the electrocatalytic generation of dioxygen and reduction of dioxygen in aqueous solution. The complex oxidizes hydroxide ions to molecular oxygen through a four-electron process in weak to moderate alkaline conditions and reduces O2 in a two-electron process to hydrogen peroxide.