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CO2-Induced Fibrous Zn Catalyst Promotes Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to CO

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Department of Catalysis Science and Technology and Tianjin Key Laboratory of Applied Catalysis Science & Technology, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300350, China
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Department of Materials Engineering, Xuzhou College of Industrial Technology, Xuzhou 221140, China
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Catalysts 2021, 11(4), 477; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040477
Received: 18 March 2021 / Revised: 3 April 2021 / Accepted: 5 April 2021 / Published: 8 April 2021
The electrochemical reduction of CO2 is a promising strategy to achieve efficient conversion and utilization. In this paper, a series of Zn catalysts were prepared by electrodeposition in different atmospheric conditions (N2, CO2, H2, CO). A fibrous Zn catalyst (Zn-CO2) exhibits high electrochemical activity and stability. The Zn-CO2 catalyst shows 73.0% faradaic efficiency of CO at −1.2 V vs. RHE and the selectivity of CO almost did not change over 6 h in −1.2 V vs. RHE. The excellent selectivity and stability is attributed to the novel fibrous morphology, which increases the electrochemical active surface area. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results show that Zn-CO2 catalyst has a higher proportion of Zn (101) crystal planes, which is considered to be conducive to the production of CO. The search further demonstrates the importance of morphology control for the preparation of highly active and stable catalysts. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrocatalysis; electrodeposition; CO2 reduction; fibrous structure; porous electrocatalysis; electrodeposition; CO2 reduction; fibrous structure; porous
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Guo, M.; Li, X.; Huang, Y.; Li, L.; Li, J.; Lu, Y.; Xu, Y.; Zhang, L. CO2-Induced Fibrous Zn Catalyst Promotes Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to CO. Catalysts 2021, 11, 477. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040477

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Guo M, Li X, Huang Y, Li L, Li J, Lu Y, Xu Y, Zhang L. CO2-Induced Fibrous Zn Catalyst Promotes Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to CO. Catalysts. 2021; 11(4):477. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040477

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Guo, Mengquan; Li, Xiangxiang; Huang, Yuxin; Li, Linfa; Li, Jixiao; Lu, Yiren; Xu, Yanhong; Zhang, Lihong. 2021. "CO2-Induced Fibrous Zn Catalyst Promotes Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to CO" Catalysts 11, no. 4: 477. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal11040477

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