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Title: Selective CO2 Reduction on 2D Mesoporous Bi Nanosheets

Abstract

The conversion of CO2 to value-added products using electrical or solar energy represents an attractive means for the capture and utilization of atmospheric CO2. Formate is a popular product from CO2 reduction, but its reaction selectivity is usually unsatisfactory. Tin-based materials have attracted the most attention for formate production at present. Unfortunately, most of them only exhibit moderate selectivity in a narrow and highly cathodic potential window. In this study, it is demonstrated that traditionally under-explored bismuth has a much greater potential for formate production than tin or other materials. Mesoporous bismuth nanosheets are prepared here by the cathodic transformation of atomic-thick bismuth oxycarbonate nanosheets. They enable the selective CO2 reduction to formate with large current density, excellent Faradaic efficiency (approximate to 100%) over a broad potential window and great operation stability. Moreover, Bi nanosheets are integrated with an oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst in full cells, and achieve efficient and robust solar conversion of CO2/H2O to formate/O2.

Authors:
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  1. Soochow Univ., Suzhou (China)
  2. Nanjing Normal Univ. (China)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China (MOST); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province; Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology (NANO-CIC); USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V)
OSTI Identifier:
1529907
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1479526
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; DE‐AC02‐06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Energy Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 35; Journal ID: ISSN 1614-6832
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CO2 reduction; bismuth; formate; mesoporous nanosheets; selectivity

Citation Formats

Yang, Hui, Han, Na, Deng, Jun, Wu, Jinghua, Wang, Yu, Hu, Yongpan, Ding, Pan, Li, Yafei, Li, Yanguang, and Lu, Jun. Selective CO2 Reduction on 2D Mesoporous Bi Nanosheets. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/aenm.201801536.
Yang, Hui, Han, Na, Deng, Jun, Wu, Jinghua, Wang, Yu, Hu, Yongpan, Ding, Pan, Li, Yafei, Li, Yanguang, & Lu, Jun. Selective CO2 Reduction on 2D Mesoporous Bi Nanosheets. United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201801536.
Yang, Hui, Han, Na, Deng, Jun, Wu, Jinghua, Wang, Yu, Hu, Yongpan, Ding, Pan, Li, Yafei, Li, Yanguang, and Lu, Jun. Wed . "Selective CO2 Reduction on 2D Mesoporous Bi Nanosheets". United States. doi:10.1002/aenm.201801536. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1529907.
@article{osti_1529907,
title = {Selective CO2 Reduction on 2D Mesoporous Bi Nanosheets},
author = {Yang, Hui and Han, Na and Deng, Jun and Wu, Jinghua and Wang, Yu and Hu, Yongpan and Ding, Pan and Li, Yafei and Li, Yanguang and Lu, Jun},
abstractNote = {The conversion of CO2 to value-added products using electrical or solar energy represents an attractive means for the capture and utilization of atmospheric CO2. Formate is a popular product from CO2 reduction, but its reaction selectivity is usually unsatisfactory. Tin-based materials have attracted the most attention for formate production at present. Unfortunately, most of them only exhibit moderate selectivity in a narrow and highly cathodic potential window. In this study, it is demonstrated that traditionally under-explored bismuth has a much greater potential for formate production than tin or other materials. Mesoporous bismuth nanosheets are prepared here by the cathodic transformation of atomic-thick bismuth oxycarbonate nanosheets. They enable the selective CO2 reduction to formate with large current density, excellent Faradaic efficiency (approximate to 100%) over a broad potential window and great operation stability. Moreover, Bi nanosheets are integrated with an oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalyst in full cells, and achieve efficient and robust solar conversion of CO2/H2O to formate/O2.},
doi = {10.1002/aenm.201801536},
journal = {Advanced Energy Materials},
number = 35,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Structural characterizations of ultrathin BOC nanosheets. (a) XRD pattern, (b) SEM image, (c,d) TEM image and corresponding SAED pattern, and (e,f) AFM image and corresponding height profiles of BOC nanosheets derived from the first-step solvothermal synthesis.

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