Ionic liquids in electrocatalysis

Journal article
(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Zhang G, Etzold B
Journal: Journal of Energy Chemistry
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 25
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 199-207
ISSN: 2095-4956


Abstract

The performance of an electrocatalyst, which is needed e.g. for key energy conversion reactions such as hydrogen evolution, oxygen reduction or CO2 reduction, is determined not only by the inherent structure of active sites but also by the properties of the interfacial structures at catalytic surfaces. Ionic liquids (ILs), as a unique class of metal salts with melting point below 100 °C, present themselves as ideal modulators for manipulations of the interfacial structures. Due to their excellent properties such as good chemical stability, high ionic conductivity, wide electrochemical windows and tunable solvent properties
the performance of electrocatalysts can be substantially improved through ILs. In the current minireview, we highlight the critical role of the IL phase at the microenvironments created by the IL, the liquid electrolyte, catalytic nanoparticles and/or support materials, by detailing the promotional effect of IL in electrocatalysis as reaction media, binders, and surface modifiers. Updated exemplary applications of IL in electrocatalysis are given and moreover, the latest developments of IL modified electrocatalysts following the ``Solid Catalyst with Ionic Liquid Layer (SCILL)'' concept are presented.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Etzold, Bastian Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Materialien
Zhang, Guirong, Ph.D.
Professur für Katalytische Materialien


Additional Organisation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


Research Fields

D Catalytic Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Zhang, G., & Etzold, B. (2016). Ionic liquids in electrocatalysis. Journal of Energy Chemistry, 25(2), 199-207. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2016.01.007

MLA:
Zhang, Guirong, and Bastian Etzold. "Ionic liquids in electrocatalysis." Journal of Energy Chemistry 25.2 (2016): 199-207.

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