Researchers make green chemistry advance with new catalyst for reduction of carbon dioxide

ScienceDaily | Aug 13, 2020 at 8:32 PM
  • Published in Nature Energy, the study led by Zhenxing Feng of the OSU College of Engineering and colleagues at Southern University of Science and Technology in China and Stanford University describes a new type of electrocatalyst.
  • The catalyst can selectively promote a CO2 reduction reaction resulting in a desired product — carbon monoxide was the choice in this research.
  • Controlling the nanostructure is critical for understanding the reaction mechanism and for optimizing the performance of the nanocatalyst in the pursuit of specific products, such as carbon monoxide, formic acid or methane, that are important for other chemical processes and products.