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Solid-state synthesis of MoS2 nanorod from molybdenum-organic framework for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction

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  • ReceivedNov 29, 2018
  • AcceptedJan 7, 2019
  • PublishedJan 24, 2019

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We acknowledge the financial support from the National Key Research and Development Program of China(2017YFA0700100,2018YFA0208600)

Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(XDB20000000)

National Natural Science Foundation of China(21671188,21871263,21331006)

Key Research Program of Frontier Science

CAS(QYZDJ-SSW-SLH045)

Youth Innovation Promotion Association

CAS(2014265)


Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the financial support from the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2017YFA0700100 and 2018YFA0208600), Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XDB20000000), National Natural Science Foundation of China (21671188, 21871263 and 21331006), Key Research Program of Frontier Science, CAS (QYZDJ-SSW-SLH045) and Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS (2014265).


Interest statement

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


Contributions statement

Cao R and Huang YB conceived and designed the experiments. Yi JD performed the catalyst preparation, characterizations, and wrote the paper. Liu TT helped with the sample characterization. All authors contributed to the general discussion.


Author information

Jun-Dong Yi received his bachelor’s degree from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University in 2013. Then he received his PhD degree in Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate in Prof. Rong Cao’s group in FJIRSM. His current research interest focuses on designing high-performance electrocatalysts for water splitting, fuel cells and other energy conversion systems.


Yuan-Biao Huang obtained his PhD degree in 2009 under the supervision of Prof. GX. Jin from Fudan University. He joined Prof. Rong Cao’s group at FJIRSM, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. In 2014, he joined Prof. Qiang Xu’s group at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) fellow. In 2015, he moved back to Prof. Cao’s research group at FJIRSM. His research interest focuses on porous MOF and covalent organic frameworks (COF) based materials for catalysis.


Rong Cao was born in Fujian province, China. He obtained his PhD degree from FJIRSM, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1993. Following post-doctoral experience in Hong Kong Polytechnic University and JSPS Fellowship in Nagoya University, he became a professor at FJIRSM in 1998. Now, he is the director of FJIRSM. His main research interest includes supramolecular chemistry, inorganic-organic hybrid materials and nanocatalysis.


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  • Figure 1

    (a) PXRD patterns of MoS2/C-X (X=400, 600, 800, 900, 1,000) and standard patterns of MoS2 (JCPDS card No. 73-1508). (b) Raman spectrum of MoS2/C-1000.

  • Scheme 1

    Schematic illustration of (a) the synthetic procedure of MoS2 nanorod and (b) the relative location of the reactants inside the furnace.

  • Figure 2

    (a) XPS survey spectrum of MoS2/C-1000. High-resolution C 1s (b), Mo 3d (c), and S 2p spectra (d) of MoS2/C-1000.

  • Figure 3

    (a, b) SEM images of Mo-MOF. (c, d) SEM images of MoS2/C-1000. (e) TEM and (f, g) HRTEM images of MoS2/C-1000. (h) The high angle annular dark-field scanning TEM image of MoS2/C-1000 and the corresponding elemental mapping of Mo, S and C, respectively. The scale bar in (h) is 100 nm.

  • Figure 4

    Electrocatalytic HER performance of MoS2/C-X (X = 400, 600, 800, 900, 1,000) and Pt/C in 0.5 mol L−1 H2SO4. (a) LSV curves of MoS2/C-1000 and MoS2/C-1000-mixed. (b) LSV curves of MoS2/C-X and Pt/C. (c) Overpotential at 10 mA cm−2 and the onset potential of MoS2/C-X. (d) The corresponding Tafel plots obtained from polarization curves. (e) Long-term cyclic voltammetry measurements of MoS2/C-1000. (f) Chronoamperometry data of MoS2/C-1000 and Pt/C conducted under η10.

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