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Porous dendritic copper: an electrocatalyst for highly selective CO2 reduction to formate in water/ionic liquid electrolyte

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Abstract

Copper is currently extensively studied because it provides promising electrodes for carbon dioxide electroreduction. The original combination, reported here, of a nanostructured porous dendritic Cu-based material, characterized by electron microcopy (SEM, TEM) and X-ray diffraction methods, and a water/ionic liquid mixture as the solvent, contributing to CO2 solubilization and activation, results in a remarkably efficient (large current densities at low overpotentials), stable and selective (large faradic yields) electrocatalytic system for the conversion of CO2 into formic acid, a product with a variety of uses. These results provide new directions for the further improvement of Cu electrodes.

Graphical abstract: Porous dendritic copper: an electrocatalyst for highly selective CO2 reduction to formate in water/ionic liquid electrolyte

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Submitted
19 Jul 2016
Accepted
25 Aug 2016
First published
20 Sep 2016

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Chem. Sci., 2017,8, 742-747
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Porous dendritic copper: an electrocatalyst for highly selective CO2 reduction to formate in water/ionic liquid electrolyte

T. N. Huan, P. Simon, G. Rousse, I. Génois, V. Artero and M. Fontecave, Chem. Sci., 2017, 8, 742
DOI: 10.1039/C6SC03194C

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