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CO2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu)n,(Ag)m bimetallic nanoparticles [Chemistry]

CO2 reduction to acetate in mixtures of ultrasmall (Cu)n,(Ag)m bimetallic nanoparticles [Chemistry]
Matthew V. Sheridan, Ying Wang, Seth L. Marquard, Degao Wang, Christopher J. Dares, Thomas J. Meyer

Monodispersed mixtures of 6-nm Cu and Ag nanoparticles were prepared by electrochemical reduction on electrochemically polymerized poly-Fe(vbpy)3(PF6)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)32+|GCE electrode at −1.33 V vs. reversible hydrogen electrode (RHE) in 0.5 M KHCO3, with 8 ppm added benzotriazole (BTA) at 0 °C, gave acetate with a faradaic efficiency of 21.2%.

Publisher URL: http://www.pnas.org/content/115/2/278.short

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1713962115

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