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Influence of Vanadium Doping on the Activity of Nanocomposite Electrocatalysts Based on Molybdenum Carbide and Reduced Graphene Oxide in the Process of Hydrogen Evolution from Water

It has been found that pyrolysis of hybrid precursors containing polypyrrole, H4PVMo11O40, and reduced graphene oxide (rGO) contributes to the production of nanocomposites based on V-doped Mo2C and N,P-doped rGO, which are promising electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). It has been shown that vanadium doping increases the activity of electrocatalysts in HER (both in acidic and alkaline electrolytes) when compared to the analog obtained by unsubstituted H3PMo12O40. In particular, it is manifested in a significant reduction of hydrogen evolution overpotential, anodic displacement of a process onset potential, and reduction of a Tafel slope dependence.

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The work was performed with the partial financial support of the target comprehensive research program of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “New functional substances and materials of chemical production” (project No. 1).

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Translated from Teoretychna ta Eksperymentalna Khimiya, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 356-362, November-December, 2021.

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Mazur, D.O., Kurys, Y.I., Koshechko, V.G. et al. Influence of Vanadium Doping on the Activity of Nanocomposite Electrocatalysts Based on Molybdenum Carbide and Reduced Graphene Oxide in the Process of Hydrogen Evolution from Water. Theor Exp Chem 57, 421–428 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11237-022-09711-y

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Keywords

  • nanocomposite electrocatalysts
  • hydrogen evolution reaction
  • Mo2C
  • vanadium doping
  • reduced graphene oxide