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Co(II, III) Hydroxides Supported on Zeolite Acting as an Efficient and Robust Catalyst for Catalytic Water Oxidation with Ru(bpy)33+

  • Svetlana A. YashnikEmail author
  • Andrey S. Chikunov
  • Oxana P. Taran
  • Anton V. Salnikov
  • Valentin N. Parmon
Original Paper
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Abstract

A novel highly efficient and stable for many cycles catalyst (1% Со-ZSM-5(17)) for water oxidation was developed using the method of polycondensation for stabilization of oxo/hydroxo complexes of cobalt (II, III) and nanosize Co3O4 in zeolite channels. In a weak-alkaline medium (pH 8.0, 9.2, 10.0) in the presence of a one-electron oxidant (Ru(bpy)33+), the catalyst provided the yield of oxygen as high as 56, 73 и 78% of the stoichiometric quantity, respectively. Catalysts based on ZSM-5 zeolite exhibited higher catalytic activity as compared to the catalysts based on the MOR, BEA, Y. Inspection of the electron states of cobalt in the Co-containing zeolite-based catalysts using TPR-H2 and UV–Vis DR techniques revealed that α-Co(OH)2-like polynuclear clusters and hydrocomplexes stabilized in the zeolite channels were most active to catalytic oxidation of water, while their transformation to Co3O4-like clusters/nanoparticles and Co2+ oxocomplexes, respectively, during thermal treatment led to some decrease in the catalyst efficiency. Coarsening of Co3O4-like clusters/nanoparticles caused the further decrease in the system efficiency. The minimal activity was observed with the catalysts containing predominantly isolated Co2 +Oh ions. The result obtained indicates a kind of at least polynuclear structure of the catalytically active center ConOx, where n > 2.

Keywords

Water splitting One-electron oxidants Cobalt hydroxides Zeolite Oxygen evolution reaction 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was conducted within the framework of the budget projects No. АААА-А17-117041710086-6 for Boreskov Institute of Catalysis and No. 0356-2016-0503 for Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana A. Yashnik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrey S. Chikunov
    • 1
  • Oxana P. Taran
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Anton V. Salnikov
    • 1
  • Valentin N. Parmon
    • 1
  1. 1.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RASNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology SB RAS, FRC Krasnoyarsk Science Center SB RASKrasnoyarskRussia
  3. 3.Siberian Federal UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia

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