Approach to the mechanism of hydrogen evolution electrocatalyzed by a model Co clathrochelate: A theoretical study by Density Functional Theory.
Chemphyschem 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.
Universite Paris-Sud Faculte des Sciences d'Orsay, FRANCE.
The hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is the focus of much attention by the scientific community because of the increasing energetic demands of modern society for clean and renewable energy sources. Molecular complexes of 3d-transition metals, such as cobalt, are potential alternative candidates to platinum for the HER in acidic media. Among these, cage complexes such as tris-dioximate metal clathrochelates have shown high HER catalytic properties. Read More