Nickel-Carbon-Zirconium Material Derived from Nickel-Oxide Clusters Installed in a Metal-Organic Framework Scaffold by Atomic Layer Deposition

Rebecca H. Palmer, Chung Wei Kung, Jian Liu, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp

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Atomic layer deposition is employed to install nickel oxide into NU-1000. Upon heating to 900 °C under nitrogen, a carbon material containing ZrO2 and Ni is formed. In notable contrast to the parent metal-organic framework, the pyrolyzed material is: (a) stable in highly alkaline solutions (typical conditions for water electro-oxidation) and (b) electrically conductive and thus able to deliver oxidizing equivalents (holes) to catalytic sites located far from the underlying conductive-glass electrode. The pyrolysis-derived material was characterized and its electrocatalytic activity for oxygen evolution was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14143-14150
Number of pages8
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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