Electrocatalytic H2 production with a turnover frequency >107 s-1: The medium provides an increase in rate but not overpotential

Jianbo Hou, Ming Fang, Allan Jay P. Cardenas, Wendy J. Shaw, Monte L. Helm, R. Morris Bullock, John A.S. Roberts, Molly O'Hagan

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Rapid proton movement results in exceptionally fast electrocatalytic H2 production (up to 3 × 107 s-1) at overpotentials of ∼400 mV when catalysed by [Ni(PPh2NC6H4x2)2]2+ complexes in an acidic ionic liquid-water medium ([(DMF)H]NTf2-H2O, χH2O = 0.71).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4013-4017
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution

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