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Preparation of layered double hydroxide films using an electrodeposition and subsequent crystal growth method

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 February 2022

Noriyuki Sonoyama*
Department of Life and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cyo, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Shizuka Yamada
Department of Life and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cyo, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Tomoki Ota
Department of Life and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cyo, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Haruna Inagaki
Department of Life and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cyo, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Patrick K. Dedetemo
Department of Life and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cyo, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
Satoshi Yoshida
Department of Life and Applied Chemistry, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cyo, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan


The surface coating of a gas reaction electrode with layered double hydroxides (LDHs) featuring various electrode catalyst activities was prepared via electrodeposition and the subsequent crystal growth of LDHs. LDH formation was confirmed by X-ray diffraction and Raman scattering measurements after subsequent crystal growth on respective electrodeposited precursor films in Ni-Fe and Zn-Al LDH systems. However, the crystal growth of LDHs in Ni-Mn and Cu-Mn systems was observed on the Mg-Al LDH-electrodeposited films. LDH films were also deposited on the surface of a carbon paper electrode with a rugged surface via electrodeposition and subsequent crystal growth. Using the prepared LDH-coated carbon paper electrodes, the electrode catalytic activity for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) was examined. For Ni-Mn, Ni-Al and Ni-Fe LDH-coated carbon paper electrodes, the threshold voltages of the ORR decreased. Hence, the LDHs electrodeposited on a gas reaction electrode have high electrochemical catalytic activity for the ORR.

Clay Minerals , Volume 56 , Issue 4 , December 2021 , pp. 284 - 291
Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Associate Editor: Huaming Yang


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