Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 53, Issue 17, pp 12123–12131 | Cite as

MOF-derived, CeO x -modified CoP/carbon composites for oxygen evolution and hydrogen evolution reactions

  • Qiyu Lan
  • Yanping Lin
  • Yueming Li
  • Di Liu
Chemical routes to materials


Development of low-cost, highly efficient catalysts for water splitting is required to replace precious metal catalysts. CeO x -modified CoP@carbon composites are prepared via Ce-doped metal–organic frameworks. The as-prepared CeO x -modified CoP@carbon composites have excellent electrocatalytic activity with respect to the oxygen evolution reaction, for which an overpotential (η) up to ~ 313 mV is achieved at the current density of 10 mA cm−2. In addition, CeO x -modified CoP@carbon composites show an overpotential of up to 127 mV at the current density of 10 mA cm−2 for the hydrogen evolution reaction, showing excellent catalytic activity for water splitting.



This work was financially supported by Natural Science Foundation of Hebei province (Grant No. E2014203033). We also acknowledge the financial support of the open foundation of Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education) (111 Project, B12015).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, College of Materials Science and EngineeringYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education)Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

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