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A Small Organic Catalyst Based on Benzothiadiazole for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Production
preprintsubmitted on 15.03.2021, 11:55 and posted on 16.03.2021, 12:31 by Martin Axelsson, Cleber F. N. Marchiori, Ping Huang, C. Moyses Araujo, Haining Tian
A small organic molecule 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole-4, 7-dicarbonitrile (BTDN) has been tested as electrocatalyst for hydrogen production. The catalyst shows a hydrogen production faradaic efficiency of 82% in presence of salicylic acid. Some of reaction mediators are identified and characterized by using various spectroscopic methods and density functional theory (DFT) based calculations.