A Direct Grain-Boundary-Activity Correlation for CO Electroreduction on Cu Nanoparticles

Abstract

Copper catalyzes the electrochemical reduction of CO to valuable C2+ products including ethanol, acetate, propanol, and ethylene. These reactions could be very useful for converting renewable energy into fuels and chemicals, but conventional Cu electrodes are energetically inefficient and have poor selectivity for CO vs H2O reduction. Efforts to design… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00022

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