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Recent progress on electrochemical reduction of CO2 to methanol

Authors
  • Liu, Yanrong
  • Li, Fangfang
  • Zhang, Xiangping
  • Ji, Xiaoyan
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2020
Source
Institutional Repository of Institute of Process Engineering, CAS (IPE-IR)
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Abstract

Methanol is a future energy carrier because of its high volume -specific energy density and a significant intermediate for many bulk chemicals. Electrochemical reduction is a promising method to fabricate methanol (CH3OH) from carbon dioxide (CO2) where electrocatalyst, reactor configuration, and elec-trode play an essential role. In this review, seven types of electrocatalysts, that is, metal alloys, metal oxides, metal chalcogenides and carbides, metal-organic complexes, metal-free pyridine and metal-organic framework-based electrocatalysts, as well as the effect of reactor configuration and electrode were comprehensively summarized. Finally, challenges and perspectives on developing electrocatalysts were highlighted.

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