Efficient electrochemical transformation of CO2 to C2/C3 chemicals on benzimidazole-functionalized copper surfaces

Shenghong Zhong, Xiulin Yang, Zhen Cao, Xinglong Dong, Sergey M. Kozlov, Laura Falivene, Jing Kai Huang, Xiaofeng Zhou, Mohamed N. Hedhili, Zhiping Lai, Kuo Wei Huang, Yu Han*, Luigi Cavallo, Lain Jong Li

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Abstract

A simple and efficient catalyst, benzimidazole (BIMH)-modified copper foil, is developed to enhance the selective conversion of CO2 to C2/C3 products. The overall faradaic efficiency (FE) for CO2 reduction reaches 92.1% and the undesired hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) is lowered to a FE of 7% at −1.07 VRHE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11324-11327
Number of pages4
JournalCHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS
Volume54
Issue number80
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis

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