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Recent Advances in Electrocatalysts for Oxygen-Involved Reactions

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 190

Special Issue Editor

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Department of Chemistry, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
Interests: electrocatalyst; organic electrosynthesis; electrochemistry; reaction mechanism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The discovery and development of alternative energy sources is an urgent issue to stem the modern energy crisis. Hydrogen energy has mainly been produced via the burning of hydrocarbon fuels at high temperature and pressure. However, such gas-reforming processes have high unit costs of production and also generate carbon dioxide and other pollutants, which are detrimental to the environment. For sustainable industrial applications, water electrolysis is a good alternative because of the requirement for only aqueous solution and a simple electrolyzer, and the generated products, oxygen, and hydrogen gas, can be separated to obtain high-purity hydrogen as an energy source. Furthermore, the oxygen of electrolysis can also be used as a source of oxygen atoms in organic synthesis reactions to produce a variety of chemicals. Therefore, it is crucial to develop efficient electrocatalysts and design electrochemical systems to operate oxygen-involved electrochemical reactions such as water oxidation, oxygen atom transfer, oxygen reduction, and so on.

This Special Issue is devoted to reporting the development of energy-efficient and highly selective electrocatalysts for target reactions. We invite researchers to contribute original articles and reviews.

Dr. Kyoungsuk Jin
Guest Editor

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  • electrocatalyst
  • water oxidation
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • oxygen electrolysis
  • organic electrosynthesis

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