An efficient method to prepare supported bismuth nanoparticles as highly selective electrocatalyst for the conversion of CO2 into formate

Matteo Miola, Bart C A de Jong, Paolo P Pescarmona*

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Abstract

We report a cost-effective, straightforward synthesis of a novel electrocatalyst for the reduction of CO2 to formate, which achieves nearly complete Faradaic efficiency (FE) at an overpotential (η) of 0.88 V under ambient conditions. The electrocatalyst was prepared using bismuth subsalicylate as precursor and consists of bismuth nanoparticles (Bi NPs) with an average diameter of 5.5 nm supported on activated carbon. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14992-14995
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Volume56
Issue number95
Early online date16-Nov-2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-Dec-2020

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