Cu based Metal Organic Framework (Cu-MOF) for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction

Ravi Nivetha, Aparna Sajeev, Aleena Mary Paul, Kannan Gothandapani, Subashini Gnanasekar, George Jacob, Raja Sellappan, Vimala Raghavan, N. Krishna Chandar, Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu, Soon Kwan Jeong, Andrews Nirmala Grace*

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Hydrogen production using novel catalysts is regarded as one of the most needed technology for the future economic needs and water splitting to give H2 gas, which is a challenging task for large-scale production. This work reports the synthesis of Meso-Cu-BTC metal organic framework and further used for understanding its role in electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in 1 M NaOH solution. Meso-Cu-BTC electrocatalyst showed a less overpotential of 89.32 mV and an onset potential of 25 mV with an appreciable current density. Results show a low Tafel slope of 33.41 mVdec-1 and long-term durability. Thus, the overall results show that Meso-Cu-BTC acted as a good candidate for electrocatalysis towards hydrogen evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114001
JournalMaterials Research Express
Issue number11
Early online date18 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • 1, 3, 5 benzene tricarboxylic acid
  • copper
  • hydrogen evolutio metal organic frameworks (MOFs)
  • hydrogen evolution reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys


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