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Introduction of carbon–boron atomic groups as an efficient strategy to boost formic acid production toward CO2 electrochemical reduction

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Abstract

Introducing C–B diatomic groups in carbon-doped hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) flakes resulted in high activity and selectivity for HCOOH in CO2 electroreduction. The activation of CO2 was prone to occur on B atoms while the activation of the proton occurred on C atoms. The volcano-type relation of Faradaic efficiency for HCOOH production over carbon content originates from the balance of H* and COOH* intermediates in carbon-doped h-BN catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Introduction of carbon–boron atomic groups as an efficient strategy to boost formic acid production toward CO2 electrochemical reduction

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The article was received on 25 Jan 2018, accepted on 08 Mar 2018 and first published on 08 Mar 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00644J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 3367-3370
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    Introduction of carbon–boron atomic groups as an efficient strategy to boost formic acid production toward CO2 electrochemical reduction

    Y. Cao, Z. Geng, W. Chen, F. Cai, G. Wang, Z. Wang and J. Zeng, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3367
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00644J

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