Borophene units split water | July 24, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 30 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 30 | p. 8 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 24, 2017

Borophene units split water

Graphenelike groupings of boron atoms in molybdenum diboride actively catalyze hydrogen evolution reaction
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Hydrogen power, water splitting, catalyst, hydrogen, hydrogen evolution

A molybdenum-boron material functions as a highly active catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction, one of the key steps in liberating hydrogen from water (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b06337). The promise of a practically limitless supply of clean-burning hydrogen fuel from water spurs scientists to find catalysts that split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Platinum works well, but it’s expensive. . . .

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