Until now, only copper catalysts possessed a distinctive feature: the ability to form multicarbon products at appreciable rates. Copper is not alone anymore. We discovered that polarized nickel enables C1 to C6 hydrocarbons via a Fischer-Tropsch-like mechanism with selectivities up to 6.5% for C3+.
Acidic CO2RR Employing Bimetallic Catalysts Increases the Carbon Utilization Efficiency in CO2 Electrolysis
With growing interest in the upgrade of CO2 to valuable chemicals, the present-day problem of low carbon utilization – the result of carbonate formation – is attracting ever-increasing attention. We develop a new electrocatalyst that works well in acid, improving the activity in CO2RR.
Engineering enzymes with new-to-nature reactivity remains a great challenge in biocatalysis. Combining the merits of biocatalysis and photocatalysis represents a powerful approach to address this challenge.
We devise a new, record-efficient, system for the electrified synthesis of ethylene oxide from CO2. We do so by developing a new electrocatalyst that significantly increases the system’s selectivity towards the production of ethylene oxide, with a faradaic efficiency of 35%.