31. Hydrogen production coupled with water and organic oxidation based on layered double hydroxides

Song, Y., Ji, K., Duan, H., Shao, M.
Exploration 2021,1.
DOI: 10.1002/exp.20210050

Hydrogen production via electrochemical water splitting is one of the most green and promising ways to produce clean energy and address resource crisis, but still suffers from low efficiency and high cost mainly due to the sluggish oxygen evolution reaction (OER) process. Alternatively, electrochemical hydrogen-evolution coupled with alternative oxidation (EHCO) has been proposed as a considerable strategy to improve hydrogen production efficiency combined with the production of high value-added chemicals. Although with these merits, high-efficient electrocatalysts are always needed in practical operation. Typically, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have been developed as a large class of advanced electrocatalysts toward both OER and EHCO with high efficiency and stability. In this review, we have summarized the latest progress of hydrogen production from the perspectives of designing efficient LDHs-based electrocatalysts for OER and EHCO. Particularly, the influence of structure design and component regulation on the efficiency of their electrocatalytic process have been discussed in detail. Finally, we look forward to the challenges in the field of hydrogen production via electrochemical water splitting coupled with organic oxidation, such as the mechanism, selected oxidation as well as system design, hoping to provide certain inspiration for the development of low-cost hydrogen production technology.