Microenvironment Engineering for the Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction Reaction

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Author(s)

  • Jing-Jing Lv
  • Ruonan Yin
  • Limin Zhou
  • Jun Li
  • Reddu Kikas
  • Ting Xu
  • Zheng-Jun Wang
  • Huile Jin
  • Shun Wang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202207252
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume61
Issue number39
Online published12 Jul 2022
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2022
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Rather than just focusing on the catalyst itself in the electrocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction (eCO2RR), as previously reviewed elsewhere, we herein extend the discussion to the special topic of the microenvironment around the electrocatalytic center and present a comprehensive overview of recent research progress. We categorize the microenvironment based on the components relevant to electrocatalytic active sites, i.e., the catalyst surface, substrate, co-reactants, electrolyte, membrane, and reactor. Supported by most of the reported articles, the relevant factors affecting the catalytic performance of eCO2RR are then discussed in detail, and existing challenges and potential solutions are mentioned. Perspectives for the future research on eCO2RR, including the integration of different microenvironment factors, the extension to industrial application by coupling with carbon capture and conversion, and separation of products, are also discussed. © 2022 Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Research Area(s)

  • Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Reaction, Microenvironment Engineering, Product Selectivity

Citation Format(s)

Microenvironment Engineering for the Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction Reaction. / Lv, Jing-Jing; Yin, Ruonan; Zhou, Limin et al.
In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 61, No. 39, e202207252, 26.09.2022.

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