Ceria supported ruthenium(0) nanoparticles: Highly efficient catalysts in oxygen evolution reaction.


Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara, Turkey; Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Sinop University, 57000 Sinop, Turkey. Electronic address: [Email]


Ruthenium(0) nanoparticles were successfully prepared on the surface of ceria (Ru0/CeO2) and used as catalysts on glassy carbon electrode (GCE) in oxygen evolution reaction (OER) from water electrolysis at room temperature. Ru0/CeO2 on GCE exhibits high catalytic activity for OER in alkaline solution. It provides a low onset potential of 1.57 V vs. RHE and low overpotential of 420 mV vs. RHE to reach a current density of 10 mA cm-2. Ru0/CeO2 on GCE shows no change in the onset potential value even after 6.1 h electrochemical measurement in OER.


Ceria,Electrocatalyst,Oxygen evolution,Ruthenium,Water splitting,