Bimetallic Doped RuO2 with Manganese and Iron as Electrocatalysts for Favorable Oxygen Evolution Reaction Performance

Synthesizing oxygen evolution reaction (OER) catalysts with enhanced activity by codoping has been proven to be a feasible approach for the efficient use of noble metals via renewing their basic intrinsic properties. In continuation of the research in codoping, we prepare a ruthenium-based bimetallic doped catalyst MnxFeyRu1–xyO2 with an outstanding OER activity as compared to pure RuO2, one of the state-of-the-art OER catalysts. The synthesized codoped RuO2 with a Mn/Fe molar ratio of 1 reflected a Tafel slope of only 41 mV dec–1, which is appreciably lower than 64 mV dec–1 for pure RuO2. The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) performed reveals that oxygen vacancy and manganese valency are the key factors of the OER activity for codoped catalysts.