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Issue 32, 2018
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A Cu–Zn nanoparticle promoter for selective carbon dioxide reduction and its application in visible-light-active Z-scheme systems using water as an electron donor

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Abstract

Selective carbon dioxide photoreduction to produce formic acid was achieved under visible light irradiation using water molecules as electron donors, similar to natural plants, based on the construction of a Z-scheme light harvesting system modified with a Cu–Zn alloy nanoparticle co-catalyst. The faradaic efficiency of our Z-scheme system for HCOOH generation was over 50% under visible light irradiation.

Graphical abstract: A Cu–Zn nanoparticle promoter for selective carbon dioxide reduction and its application in visible-light-active Z-scheme systems using water as an electron donor

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Submitted
22 Jan 2018
Accepted
13 Feb 2018
First published
13 Feb 2018

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 3947-3950
Article type
Communication

A Cu–Zn nanoparticle promoter for selective carbon dioxide reduction and its application in visible-light-active Z-scheme systems using water as an electron donor

G. Yin, H. Sako, R. V. Gubbala, S. Ueda, A. Yamaguchi, H. Abe and M. Miyauchi, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3947
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00535D

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