Read by QxMD icon Read

Gold Nanoparticles on Polymer-Wrapped Carbon Nanotubes: An Efficient and Selective Catalyst for the Electroreduction of CO 2

Huei-Ru Molly Jhong, Claire E Tornow, Chaerin Kim, Sumit Verma, Justin L Oberst, Paul S Anderson, Andrew A Gewirth, Tsuyohiko Fujigaya, Naotoshi Nakashima, Paul J A Kenis
Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry 2017 November 17, 18 (22): 3274-3279
Multiple approaches will be needed to reduce the atmospheric CO2 levels, which have been linked to the undesirable effects of global climate change. The electroreduction of CO2 driven by renewable energy is one approach to reduce CO2 emissions while producing chemical building blocks, but current electrocatalysts exhibit low activity and selectivity. Here, we report the structural and electrochemical characterization of a promising catalyst for the electroreduction of CO2 to CO: Au nanoparticles supported on polymer-wrapped multiwall carbon nanotubes. This catalyst exhibits high selectivity for CO over H2 : 80-92 % CO, as well as high activity: partial current density for CO as high as 160 mA cm-2 . The observed high activity, originating from a high electrochemically active surface area (23 m2  g-1 Au), in combination with the low loading (0.17 mg cm-2 ) of the highly dispersed Au nanoparticles underscores the promise of this catalyst for efficient electroreduction of CO2 .


You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment.

No comments yet, be the first to post one!

Trending on Read

Available on the App Store

Available on the Play Store
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"