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Title: CO 2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu) n ,(Ag) m bimetallic nanoparticles

Abstract

Monodispersed mixtures of 6-nm Cu and Ag nanoparticles were prepared by electrochemical reduction on electrochemically polymerized poly -Fe(vbpy) 3 (PF 6 ) 2 film electrodes on glassy carbon. Conversion of the complex to poly -Fe(vbpy) 2 (CN) 2 followed by surface binding of salts of the cations and electrochemical reduction gave a mixture of chemically distinct clusters on the surface, (Cu) m ,(Ag) n |polymer|glassy carbon electrode (GCE), as shown by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements. A (Cu) 2 ,(Ag) 3 |(80-monolayer- poly -Fe(vbpy) 3 2+ |GCE electrode at −1.33 V vs. reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE) in 0.5 M KHCO 3 , with 8 ppm added benzotriazole (BTA) at 0 °C, gave acetate with a faradaic efficiency of 21.2%.

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Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Solar Fuels (UNC EFRC)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1414879
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1470063
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001011
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal Volume: 115 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; catalysis (homogeneous); catalysis (heterogeneous); solar (photovoltaic); solar (fuels); photosynthesis (natural and artificial); hydrogen and fuel cells, electrodes - solar; charge transport; materials and chemistry by design; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); CO2 reduction; electrocatalysis; electrodeposition; bimetallic nanoparticles; artificial photosynthesis

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Wang, Ying, Wang, Degao, Dares, Christopher J., Marquard, Seth L., Sheridan, Matthew V., and Meyer, Thomas J. CO 2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu) n ,(Ag) m bimetallic nanoparticles. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1713962115.
Wang, Ying, Wang, Degao, Dares, Christopher J., Marquard, Seth L., Sheridan, Matthew V., & Meyer, Thomas J. CO 2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu) n ,(Ag) m bimetallic nanoparticles. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1713962115.
Wang, Ying, Wang, Degao, Dares, Christopher J., Marquard, Seth L., Sheridan, Matthew V., and Meyer, Thomas J. Tue . "CO 2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu) n ,(Ag) m bimetallic nanoparticles". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1713962115.
@article{osti_1414879,
title = {CO 2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu) n ,(Ag) m bimetallic nanoparticles},
author = {Wang, Ying and Wang, Degao and Dares, Christopher J. and Marquard, Seth L. and Sheridan, Matthew V. and Meyer, Thomas J.},
abstractNote = {Monodispersed mixtures of 6-nm Cu and Ag nanoparticles were prepared by electrochemical reduction on electrochemically polymerized poly -Fe(vbpy) 3 (PF 6 ) 2 film electrodes on glassy carbon. Conversion of the complex to poly -Fe(vbpy) 2 (CN) 2 followed by surface binding of salts of the cations and electrochemical reduction gave a mixture of chemically distinct clusters on the surface, (Cu) m ,(Ag) n |polymer|glassy carbon electrode (GCE), as shown by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements. A (Cu) 2 ,(Ag) 3 |(80-monolayer- poly -Fe(vbpy) 3 2+ |GCE electrode at −1.33 V vs. reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE) in 0.5 M KHCO 3 , with 8 ppm added benzotriazole (BTA) at 0 °C, gave acetate with a faradaic efficiency of 21.2%.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1713962115},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 2,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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