Electroreduction of methanediol on copper

Heine A. Hansen, Joseph H. Montoya, Yin Jia Zhang, Chuan Shi, Andrew A. Peterson, Jens K. Nørskov*

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Abstract

We have used density functional theory calculations to study intermediates in the electroreduction of methanediol on copper. We find that methanediol, which is the hydrated form of formaldehyde, may be reduced to methanol with a limiting potential close to the experimental onset for reduction of aqueous formaldehyde.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCATALYSIS LETTERS
Volume143
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)631-635
Number of pages5
ISSN1011-372X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • DFT
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Reaction intermediates

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Hansen, H. A., Montoya, J. H., Zhang, Y. J., Shi, C., Peterson, A. A., & Nørskov, J. K. (2013). Electroreduction of methanediol on copper. CATALYSIS LETTERS, 143(7), 631-635. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10562-013-1023-5