Iron Cobalt Phosphonate Derived Heteroatom Doped Metal Oxides as Superior Electrocatalysts for Water Oxidation Reaction

Rupali Ipsita Mohanty, Ayan Mukherjee, Suddhasatwa Basu, Piyali Bhanja, Bikash Kumar Jena

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The development of low cost-effective and highly efficient heterogeneous electrocatalysts is most appreciable in the research community. A newly designed microporous organic-inorganic hybrid iron cobalt phosphonate (FeCoDPAM) is synthesized using diphenylphosphinamide as an organophosphorus ligand through a hydrothermal pathway without any template. To synthesize N, P-codoped bimetallic oxides (NP/FeCoO350, NP/FeCoO550, and NP/FeCoO750), the as-synthesized material FeCoDPAM has undergone pyrolysis at three different temperatures, i. e., 350, 550, 750 °C, respectively. The high specific surface area and a regular microporous array of N, P-codoped iron cobalt oxide (NP/FeCoO350) material provide excellent oxygen evolution reaction (OER) activity. The NP/FeCoO350 material catalyzes OER with the overpotential of 331 mV at a current density of 10 mAcm−2 and Tafel slope of 56.7 mV dec−1 in 1.0 M KOH solution. The inclusion of iron in the cobalt phosphonate framework can change the electronic structure, and electron transfer can be feasible to the d-orbital of cobalt. Due to the doping of heteroatoms such as N and P into the bimetallic oxide matrix, a synergistic effect can occur, which is the driving force for the efficient electrocatalytic OER activity. Also, the FeCoO350 displays stability with outstanding oxidative current up to 50 h time in chronoamperometry measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202300731
Issue number20
StatePublished - 20 Oct 2023
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microporous
  • heteroatoms
  • metal oxides
  • metal phosphonate
  • oxygen evolution reaction
  • pyrolysis


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