Glucose-derived carbon sphere supported CoP as efficient and stable electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction

Bangde Luo, Ting Huang, Ye Zhu, Deli Wang

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Glucose-derived carbon sphere supported cobalt phosphide nanoparticles (CoP/C) were synthesized via a concise two-step method. The electrochemical measurement results indicate that the CoP/C prepared at 900 °C presents excellent electrocatalytic performance for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The overpotential at a current density of 10 mA cm−2 is 108 and 163 mV in 0.5 M H2SO4 and 1 M KOH, respectively, and maintains its electrocatalytic durability for at least 10 h. This work supplies a new field to challenge the construction of electrocatalysts for HER through using cost-effective carbon supported transition metal phosphides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1152
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Energy Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • Carbon sphere
  • CoP
  • Hydrogen evolution reaction
  • Non-noble electrocatalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrochemistry

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