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Open Access Research Paper
 AFM 2022/06
Vol.2, Iss.2 : 1-6

Effect of Cobalt Composition on Electrochemical Behavior of Platinum-Based Catalyst towards Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

Duc Thanh Nguyen1, Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen1, Hung Cam Ly1 and An Thi Xuan Duong1*

1Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment (HCMUNRE), Ho Chi Minh City, 700000, Viet Nam

Received:N/A; Revised:N/A; Accepted:N/A; Published:June 30, 2022
The hydrogen production from water electrolysis is of interest as a renewable energy generation technology. However, the high price of noble platinum (Pt) catalysts for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is a big challenge to use it. Herein, we fabricate cost-effective CoPt bimetallic alloys and explore the effect of Co composition on the electrochemical behavior of such alloys, which has been rarely reported. A series of Co1-xPtx (x = 0.25; 0.5; 0.75) alloys are prepared via a room-temperature chemical reduction route without using any surfactants/stabilizers that exhibit a uniform distribution in small particle sizes (ca. 3 nm) on the carbon surface. In terms of the HER, the incorporation of a suitable Co proportion into the Pt lattices enhance significantly the HER performance in an acidic environment. For instance, the Co0.5Pt0.5 NPs/C catalyst displays a low onset potential (16.67 mV) and a small Tafel slope (19.60 mV dec-1), which is different from other Co1-xPtx catalysts and commercial C-supported Pt (NPs) catalyst. This research result not only supplies a facile strategy to synthesize alloys but also guides the choice of a suitable proportion of transition metal into Pt lattice for electrochemical reactions in green energy storage and conversion technologies.

Keywords:  Binary alloys, Hydrogen evolution reaction, Electrocatalyst, Green energy

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Citation:Thanh, D.; Thi, H.; Cam, H.; Thi, A.Effect of Cobalt Composition on Electrochemical Behavior of Platinum-Based Catalyst towards Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Applied Functional Materials 2022, 2, 1-6.

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