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Morphology-controlled CuO nanoparticles for electroreduction of CO₂ to ethanol

Author:
Chi, Dinghui, Yang, Hengpan, Du, Yanfang, Lv, Ting, Sui, Guojiao, Wang, Huan, Lu, Jiaxing
Source:
RSC advances 2014 v.4 no.70 pp. 37329-37332
ISSN:
2046-2069
Subject:
carbon dioxide, copper, cupric oxide, electrochemistry, ethanol, nanoparticles
Abstract:
CuO nanoparticles with five morphologies were synthesized in large quantities using a simple method. They were in situ reduced to metallic Cu for the electroreduction of CO₂. Alcohols with excellent selectivity for ethanol were obtained. The specific morphology was demonstrated to be more electrocatalytically active than others by multiple methods.
Agid:
6657520