The electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) to useful chemicals and fuels has attracted enormous interest since the deteriorating global warming and energy shortage problems resulted from ever-increasing CO2 emission. Designing efficient catalysts is of capital significance to realize the efficient and selective conversion of CO2. Among various catalysts explored, copper-based compounds have promising potentials with acceptable efficiency for hydrocarbon production. Herein, recent advances on copper-based materials are summarized for electrochemical CO2 conversion. We intend to include the dimensional structure, different forms (alloy, oxide) and molecular catalysts in copper-based catalysts. Moreover, the reaction mechanisms of CO2 electroreduction on Cu-based catalysts are emphatically discussed. Finally, potential directions are also proposed for future design of highly efficient Cu-based catalysts to promote the rapid development of CO2 conversion for sustainable world.
CO2 conversion, Cu-based material, electrocatalyst, selectivity, reaction mechanism
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Fan YANG, Pei-lin DENG, You-Jia HAN, Pan Jing, Bao-yu XIA.
Copper-Based Compounds for Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide[J]. Journal of Electrochemistry,
Available at: https://jelectrochem.xmu.edu.cn/journal/vol25/iss4/3
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