Recent advances in inorganic heterogeneous electrocatalysts for reduction of carbon dioxide

Zhu, Dong Dong, Liu, Jin Long and Qiao, Shi Zhang (2016) Recent advances in inorganic heterogeneous electrocatalysts for reduction of carbon dioxide. Advanced Materials, 28 18: 3423-3452. doi:10.1002/adma.201504766


Author Zhu, Dong Dong
Liu, Jin Long
Qiao, Shi Zhang
Title Recent advances in inorganic heterogeneous electrocatalysts for reduction of carbon dioxide
Journal name Advanced Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1521-4095
0935-9648
Publication date 2016-05-11
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/adma.201504766
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 18
Start page 3423
End page 3452
Total pages 30
Place of publication Weinheim, Germany
Publisher Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Language eng
Abstract In view of the climate changes caused by the continuously rising levels of atmospheric CO2, advanced technologies associated with CO2 conversion are highly desirable. In recent decades, electrochemical reduction of CO2 has been extensively studied since it can reduce CO2 to value-added chemicals and fuels. Considering the sluggish reaction kinetics of the CO2 molecule, efficient and robust electrocatalysts are required to promote this conversion reaction. Here, recent progress and opportunities in inorganic heterogeneous electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction are discussed, from the viewpoint of both experimental and computational aspects. Based on elemental composition, the inorganic catalysts presented here are classified into four groups: metals, transition-metal oxides, transition-metal chalcogenides, and carbon-based materials. However, despite encouraging accomplishments made in this area, substantial advances in CO2 electrolysis are still needed to meet the criteria for practical applications. Therefore, in the last part, several promising strategies, including surface engineering, chemical modification, nanostructured catalysts, and composite materials, are proposed to facilitate the future development of CO2 electroreduction.
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In view of the climate changes caused by the continuously rising levels of atmospheric CO2, advanced technologies associated with CO2 conversion are highly desirable. In recent decades, electrochemical reduction of CO2 has been extensively studied since it can reduce CO2 to value-added chemicals and fuels. Considering the sluggish reaction kinetics of the CO2 molecule, efficient and robust electrocatalysts are required to promote this conversion reaction. Here, recent progress and opportunities in inorganic heterogeneous electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction are discussed, from the viewpoint of both experimental and computational aspects. Based on elemental composition, the inorganic catalysts presented here are classified into four groups: metals, transition-metal oxides, transition-metal chalcogenides, and carbon-based materials. However, despite encouraging accomplishments made in this area, substantial advances in CO2 electrolysis are still needed to meet the criteria for practical applications. Therefore, in the last part, several promising strategies, including surface engineering, chemical modification, nanostructured catalysts, and composite materials, are proposed to facilitate the future development of CO2 electroreduction. 
Keyword CO2 reduction
Electrochemistry
Heterogeneous catalysis
Inorganic materials
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID DP130104459
21576202
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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