Production of H2 at fast rates using a nickel electrocatalyst in water–acetonitrile solutions

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We report a synthetic nickel complex containing proton relays, [Ni(PPh2NC6H4OH2)2](BF4)2 (PPh2NC6H4OH2 = 1,5-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)-3,7-diphenyl-1,5-diaza-3,7-diphosphacyclo-octane), that catalyzes the production of H2 in aqueous acetonitrile with turnover frequencies of 750–170 000 s−1 at experimentally determined overpotentials of 310–470 mV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7767-7769
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number71
Publication statusPublished - Aug 8 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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