DOI: 10.1002/ente.202300490 ISSN:

High Entropy Oxysulfide for High‐Performance Oxygen Evolution Reactions Electrocatalyst

Arindam Chatterjee, Anamika Ghosh, Dipsikha Ganguly, Ramaprabhu Sundara, Subramshu S. Bhattacharya
  • General Energy

Hydrogen energy is considered as a significant clean, green and renewable energy technology. Oxygen evolution reaction (OER) plays an important role in hydrogen production through overall electrochemical water splitting. Herein, novel transition and rare‐earth metal based high entropy oxysulfides (HEOS) are synthesized via low temperature hydrothermal method to overcome the immiscibility issue of sulfur. High entropy oxysulfides with systematically varying sulfur content are investigated as electrocatalysts in the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) for the first time. To assess the contribution of sulfur towards OER, the electrocatalytic performance of oxysulfides are compared with high entropy oxides (not containing sulfur). High entropy oxysulfide with higher sulfur content shows superior electrocatalytic activity and outperforms the high entropy oxides. The considerable amount of sulfate left in the structure during electrolysis contributes to the catalytic activity. The HEOS exhibits a reasonable overpotential of 348 mV at a current density of 10 mA cm‐2 and outstanding electrochemical stability of 100 h of testing. The extraordinary OER activity of complex HEOS demonstrates its viability in rational design of highly efficient oxysulfide catalyst for overall water‐splitting.

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