Tunable Molecular-Scale Materials for Catalyzing the Low-Overpotential Electrochemical Conversion of CO2

Brian A. Rosen, Idan Hod

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Abstract

Electrochemical CO2 reduction provides a clean and viable alternative for mitigating the environmental aspects of global greenhouse gas emissions. To date, the simultaneous goals of CO2 reduction at high selectivity and activity have yet to be achieved. Here, the importance of engineering both sides of the electrode–electrolyte interface as a rational strategy for achieving this milestone is highlighted. An emphasis is placed on researchers contributing to the design of solid electrodes based on metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and electrolytes based on room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). Future research geared toward optimizing the electrode–electrolyte interface for efficient and selective CO2 reduction can be achieved by understanding the structure of newly designed RTILs at the electrified interface, as well as structure–activity relationships in highly tunable MOF platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1706238
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume30
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • carbon dioxide
  • electrocatalysis
  • ionic liquids
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • solid-electrolyte interfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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