Recent advances in single atom catalysts for the electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction

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  • Jincheng Zhang
  • Weizheng Cai
  • Fang Xin Hu
  • Hongbin Yang
  • Bin Liu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6800-6819
Journal / PublicationChemical Science
Volume12
Issue number20
Online published26 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Abstract

The electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR) offers a promising solution to mitigate carbon emission and at the same time generate valuable carbonaceous chemicals/fuels. Single atom catalysts (SACs) are encouraging to catalyze the electrochemical CO2RR due to the tunable electronic structure of the central metal atoms, which can regulate the adsorption energy of reactants and reaction intermediates. Moreover, SACs form a bridge between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, providing an ideal platform to explore the reaction mechanism of electrochemical reactions. In this review, we first discuss the strategies for promoting the CO2RR performance, including suppression of the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), generation of C1 products and formation of C2+ products. Then, we summarize the recent developments in regulating the structure of SACs toward the CO2RR based on the above aspects. Finally, several issues regarding the development of SACs for the CO2RR are raised and possible solutions are provided.  © 2021 The Author(s).

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Recent advances in single atom catalysts for the electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction. / Zhang, Jincheng; Cai, Weizheng; Hu, Fang Xin et al.
In: Chemical Science, Vol. 12, No. 20, 28.05.2021, p. 6800-6819.

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