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molybdenum-oxo metal complex that is about
70 times cheaper than platinum
. . .
does not require organic additives, and can operate in neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water, the most abundant source of hydrogen on earth and a natural electrolyte. These qualities make our catalyst ideal for renewable energy and sustainable chemistry."
. . .
the research team found that this complex catalyzes the generation of hydrogen from neutral buffered water or even sea water with a
turnover frequency of 2.4 moles of hydrogen per mole of catalyst per second.