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Gold-supported gadolinium doped CoB amorphous sheets were synthesized by a facile and scalable approach for water oxidation. Its low overpotential to achieve high current density in basic medium, high stability faradic efficiency outperforms the benchmark electrocatalysts for water splitting. The TOF of Gd-CoB@Au is the highest (1600 s-1) among all the heterogeneous catalyst reported so far (

 Gd-CoB-TiO2We present the first report on a highly interconnected and facile growth of vertically aligned Gd doped CoB assembled on the surface of rationally developed TiO2 nanoflower (NFs) for methanol oxidation reaction (MOR). During electrocatalysis, Gd-CoB@TiO2 was found highly efficient with inherently low charge transfer resistance (Rct) and the ability to generate the highest current density (400 mA/cm2) with negligible loss in activity even after long term stability (20 h) while using highly concentrated methanol.



Partially alkylated gadolinium-doped nickel oxychloride nanoclusters are reported for enhanced and stable OER catalysis at low overpotential and high turnover frequency. Controlling the surface chemistry and incorporation of electronegative atoms in these nanoclusters offered enhanced catalytic performance by facilitating easier adsorption/desorption of intermediates on the catalyst surface, thus improving the liberation of O2