Electrochemical synthesis of ammonia from nitrogen catalyzed by CoMoOnanorods under ambient conditions

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  • Jue Hu
  • Chengxu Zhang
  • Qianglong Qi
  • Shanxiong Luo
  • Lifen Liu


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5060-5066
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number8
Online published18 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2021


Exploring efficient and durable noble-metal-free electrocatalysts is a promising direction for the electrocatalytic Nreduction reaction (e-NRR) under ambient conditions. Herein, CoMoOnanorods (CMO-NR) were for the first time synthesized for electrochemical Nfixation to produce NHthrough an easy operating hydrothermal and low-temperature oxidization strategy. Systematic experiments revealed that the bimetallic CMO-NR electrocatalyst exhibited synergistically improved e-NRR performance with high faradaic efficiency (22.76%) and NHyield (79.87 μmol h−1 gcat.−1), and is superior to the monometallic counterparts (CoO and MoOnanorods). Moreover, electrochemical stability was also achieved over CMO-NR during a long-time e-NRR test. This work can serve as a reference for establishing methods of designing bimetallic oxides towards catalyzing the e-NRR.