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ID: 405273.0, Fritz-Haber-Institut / Inorganic Chemistry
Fe and Pt carbon nanotubes for the electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygenates
Authors:Gangeri, M.; Perathoner, Sieglinda; Caudo, S.; Centi, Gabriele; Amadou, J.; Bégin, D.; Pham-Huu, Cuong; Ledoux, Marc J.; Tessonnier, Jean-Philippe; Su, Dang Sheng; Schlögl, Robert
Research Context:Electron microscopic investigations on the important catalytic systems
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009-05-15
Title of Journal:Catalysis Today
Journal Abbrev.:Catal. Today
Issue / Number:1-2
Start Page:57
End Page:63
Copyright:© 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Using Pt/CNT or Fe/CNT electrocatalysts it is possible to convert carbon dioxide to liquid fuels, particularly isopropanol. Fe/CNT shows a better behavior than Pt/CNT, although a faster deactivation. The main reason of deactivation is cross-over of the electrolyte, particularly of K ions. They react with iron particles and cause their dissolution and migration. In the case of Pt/CNT there is no, or minor, dissolution of metal, but potassium covers the Pt particles and/or induce deactivation. It is shown, however, that the electrolyte was necessary to simulate the half-cell of the full photoelectrocatalytic device, while in the latter no electrolyte is needed, being the protons and electrons produced by water splitting. The elimination of the electrolyte probably could eliminate or significantly reduce a main cause determining the observed fast deactivation.
Free Keywords:Carbon dioxide; Electrocatalysis; Pt/CNT; Fe/CNT; CO2 conversion to isopropanol
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Robert Schlögl
Affiliations:Fritz-Haber-Institut/Inorganic Chemistry/Micro- and Nanostructure / Carbon
Fritz-Haber-Institut/Inorganic Chemistry/Inorganic Chemistry
External Affiliations:Dept. of Industrial Chemistry and Materials Engineering, University of Messina, Salita Sperone 31, Messina, Italy
Lab. Des Matériaux, Surface at Procédés pour la Catalyse, CNRS & ULP, Strasbourg, France
Identifiers:URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2008.11.001 [only for subscriber]
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