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Selective reduction of CO2 to formate through bicarbonate reduction on metal electrodes: new insights gained from SG/TC mode of SECM

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Abstract

We discovered using SECM of the electro-reduction of CO2 on a Au substrate in CO2-saturated KHCO3 solutions that (i) formate comes solely from the direct reduction of bicarbonate; and (ii) CO forms only from CO2 reduction (under low pH conditions) and at higher applied potentials. The results point to the possibility of the selective reduction of CO2 to the formate product.

Graphical abstract: Selective reduction of CO2 to formate through bicarbonate reduction on metal electrodes: new insights gained from SG/TC mode of SECM

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The article was received on 26 Apr 2014, accepted on 26 Jul 2014 and first published on 30 Jul 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03099K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 11143-11146
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    Selective reduction of CO2 to formate through bicarbonate reduction on metal electrodes: new insights gained from SG/TC mode of SECM

    N. Sreekanth and K. L. Phani, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 11143
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC03099K

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