Recent advances in pristine tri-metallic metal– organic frameworks toward the oxygen evolution reaction
Jiang-Yan Xue a,b, Cong Li a, Fei-Long Li*c（李飞龙）, Hong-Wei Gu a, Pierre Braunstein d and Jian-Ping Lang *a,b（郎建平）
a College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China.
b State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032, People’s Republic of China
c School of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Changshu Institute of Technology, 99 South 3rd load, Changshu 215500, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China
d Institut de Chimie (UMR 7177 CNRS), Université de Strasbourg, 4, rue Blaise Pascal – CS 90032, 67081 Strasbourg, France
Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 4816--4825
Pristine metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have received much attention in recent years due to their high specific surface areas, large porosity, excellent pore size distributions, flexible structure, and remarkable catalytic properties. The design of functional MOFs that can function as efficient HER and OER catalysts is significant in solving the energy crisis but remains a big challenge. Tri-metallic metal-organic frameworks show a good application prospect in water oxidation. In this review, we are going to focus on the latest progress and future trends in the development of pristine trimetallic MOFs with respect to the OER. The synergistic effect between multi-metal active sites is effective at improving the intrinsic activity of MOFs toward the OER. By summarizing the synthesis method of tri-metallic MOFs and observing their performance toward the oxygen evolution reaction, we hope that this review will trigger new developments in coordination chemistry, electrochemistry, nanomaterials and energy materials.