Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2023, Vol. 2023 ›› Issue (1): 149-159.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2023.01.015

• CO2 Utilization • Previous Articles    

Application of Cu-based catalysts in the electroreduction of carbon dioxide

Jing TANG(), Zining ZHANG, Xiang ZHENG   

  1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2022-06-30 Accepted:2022-09-02 Online:2023-01-25 Published:2023-01-07


To achieve the national strategy of carbon neutralization, the electroreduction of carbon dioxide into usable reagents via renewable energy has caused widespread concern in the scientific community. Cu-based electrocatalysts can reduce carbon dioxide to high value-added multi carbon products, but the catalytic mechanism still needs to be studied to improve its selectivity and efficiency. Depending on the state of the Cu, Cu-based catalysts can be divided into Cu alloy/composite catalysts, single-atom, oriented crystalline, and oxidized Cu-based catalysts. This paper introduced the common preparation methods, structural characteristics, effect of electro catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide, and possible catalytic mechanism of the four types of Cu-based catalysts mentioned above.

Key words: Cu-based catalysts, electrocatalysis, carbon dioxide reduction

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