Electrochemical hydrogen generation by molybdenum-oxo complexes.

by Kilyanek, Stefan M.

The Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER) can be catalyzed by a variety of precious metal systems. Herein we report the HER activity of a earth abundant catalysts comprised of Mo(VI) cis-dioxo complex supported by a dianionic pincer ligand. The role of the electronic properties of the ligand will be discussed. The active catalyst appears to be a mol. species. Electrochem. anal. of the electrodes following catalysis shows no indication of deposited metal species.