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- Zhao, Chen Xu, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017 v.121 no.36 pp. 19767-19773
- carbon dioxide; catalysts; cations; electrodes; formic acid; gases; hydrophilicity; hydrophobicity; lead; methodology; physical chemistry; reaction mechanisms; selectivity (chemistry); solvents
- ... The Pb electrode is the most efficient and selective catalyst in reducing CO₂ into HCOOH; however, the reaction mechanism remains elusive. Herein, we have investigated the mechanism of CO₂ electroreduction to HCOOH on the Pb(111) surface using density functional theory calculations. We find that the effects of solvation and cations lead to different active intermediates for CO₂ electroreduction (H ...