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CO2 electroreduction to fuels on mesoporous carbon-embedded copper nanoparticles

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Autor(es):
Sahin, Nihat [1, 2] ; Silva, Wanderson O. [1] ; Camilo, Mariana R. [1] ; Ticianelli, Edson A. [1] ; Lima, Fabio H. B. [1] ; Parmentier, Julien [3] ; Comminges, Clement [2] ; Napporn, Teko W. [2] ; Kokoh, Kouakou B. [2]
Número total de Autores: 9
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Chem Sao Carlos, Ave Trab Sao Carlense 400, CP 780, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Poitiers, Inst Chim Milieux & Mat Poitiers, 4 Rue Michel Brunet, B27, TSA 51106, F-86073 Poitiers 09 - France
[3] Univ Haute Alsace, Inst Sci Mat Mulhouse, Univ Strasbourg, CNRS, UMR 7361, 15 Rue Jean Starcky, BP 2488, F-68057 Mulhouse - France
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY & FUELS; v. 4, n. 12, p. 6045-6053, DEC 1 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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The electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR) process can allow the production of chemicals under ambient conditions on nanostructured copper materials. However, the reaction selectivity is still a main drawback due to strong competition reactions at close electrode potentials. Herein, we introduced a novel three-dimensional electrode composed of mesoporous carbon-embedded copper nanoparticles that are capable of selectively producing formic acid and short-chain hydrocarbons at low overpotentials. The mesoporous electrocatalyst was synthesized from a facile and one-pot green chemistry process using bio-sourced Tannin mimosa (polymeric flavonoids) acting as both reducing agent and carbon precursor. The role of different electrode potentials on the product selectivity (methane and ethylene) was probed by on-line differential electrochemical mass spectrometry (DEMS). During the CO2 electrolysis, chronoamperometry experiments allowed the evaluation of the electrocatalytic performance towards CO2RR with a distinguishable production of formic acid and hydrocarbons. It should be noted that methane was first detected at a potential of -0.52 V, while ethylene showed up at -0.72 V vs. RHE. Moreover, the thin-layer Cu/C ex-tannin porous electrode surface exhibited current densities ranging from 5.9 to 42.1 mA cm(-2), which are higher than those previously reported on copper-based electrodes. This suggests that the Cu/C ex-tannin electrocatalyst surface facilitates charge and mass transfers towards accessible active sites through mesostructured carbon paths, boosting the performance for CO2RR. The Cu/C ex-tannin electrode described here may provide a promising lead for the development of effective electrocatalyst structures for scalable electrochemical CO2 reduction electrolyzers. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/16930-7 - Eletrocatálise V: processos eletrocatalíticos de interconversão entre as energias química e elétrica
Beneficiário:Edson Antonio Ticianelli
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 16/13323-0 - Eletroquímica do Dióxido de Carbono e da Água: Aplicação em Estocagem e Aproveitamento de Energia
Beneficiário:Fabio Henrique Barros de Lima
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 14/26699-3 - Desenvolvimento de eletrocatalisadores para a eletrorredução de CO2 e foto-eletrooxidação da água: investigação dos produtos reacionais por espectrometria de massas on-line em fluxo
Beneficiário:Mariana Romano Camilo Casale
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado