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Development of MOF-derived zinc carbide-embedded graphitic carbon nitride as an effective nanocomposite for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction

Mohammad Numair Ansari, Sumaira Manzoor, Abdul Rauf khan, Abdul Ghafoor Abid, El-Sayed M. Sherif, Mohd Zahid Ansari, Muhammad Alamgeer, Naseeb Ahmad, Sajjad Ahmad Khan, and Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Farid

Institute of Chemical Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan



Received: 24 November 2022  Accepted: 19 June 2023


The ongoing need for new energy sources encourages the researches to look for ones that are both safe for people to use and also renewable or have large reservoirs. The increasingly inefficient world has been searching for an electrocatalyst with a simplified synthesis process, marvelous catalytic performance as well as exceptional sustained stability for (OER). Herein, 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid (BTC) is used as an (organic linker) for fabricating Zn-based metal–organic framework (MOF) along with g-C3N4 nanocomposite via solvothermal route. The fabricated material provides an excellent stability for 50 h, possessing lesser overpotential of 262 mV and tafel value of 40.8 mV/dec. Enhanced results are because of synergistic interaction among ZnC and g-C3N4 nanocomposite. This research aims to open a new avenue for amazing oxygen evolution reaction, and also it is employed for the potential application in future.

Keywords: Zinc carbide; Graphitic nitride; Electrocatalyst; Solvothermal synthesis; Oxygen evolution reactions

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-023-02950-w


Chemical Papers 77 (11) 6459–6470 (2023)

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