Highly Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO Achieved by a Three-Dimensional Porous Silver Electrocatalyst

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)879-884
Journal / PublicationChemistryselect
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A three-dimensional, porous silver foam catalyst was fabricated by a simple electrodeposition approach under high applied currents and vigorous hydrogen evolution conditions. The as-prepared catalyst can be used directly as the working electrode for electrochemical reduction of CO2 without further treatments, which can reduce CO2 selectively to CO with a high Faradaic Efficiency of 94.7 % and a large current density of 10.80 mA cm−2 at an applied potential of −0.99 V. The performance tradeoff between CO Faradaic Efficiency (FECO) and current density is successfully circumvented with the novel foam structured catalyst, which is capable of delivering high value of FECO as well as large current densities (>10 mA cm−2). The enhanced catalytic performances can be attributed to the unique configuration of the three dimensional, highly porous Ag foam electrode, which not only offers high electrode integrity, conductivity and stability, but also possess large surface area with active sites and easily accessible pores that allow facile transportation of reactants (CO2 and H2O) and products (CO and H2).

Research Area(s)

  • CO2 reduction, current density, electrocatalysts, porous, silver foam

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Highly Selective Conversion of CO2 to CO Achieved by a Three-Dimensional Porous Silver Electrocatalyst. / Daiyan, Rahman; Lu, Xunyu; Ng, Yun Hau et al.
In: Chemistryselect, Vol. 2, No. 3, 23.01.2017, p. 879-884.

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