Yuliang LI and colleagues from the CAS Institute of Chemistry have found a new catalyst for hydrogen production from water. They used graphdiyne and molybdenum disulfide as a catalyst and found it in alkaline media even superior to Pt/C. The high intrinsic activity was attributed to the enhanced electron transfer kinetics at the interface between eGDY and MDS, which facilitated the dissociation of the O–H bonds in water.

CAS news release, April 17, 2018