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The benefits of cycling

The viability of electrocatalytic CO2 reduction as a pathway for CO2 utilization is contingent on developing selective processes towards high-value carbon-based chemicals. New work demonstrates a strategy to expand the possible products to carbonate esters by sequential redox cycles in a single electrochemical cell.

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Fig. 1: Reactions occurring in CO2 electrolysers.


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Varela, A.S. The benefits of cycling. Nat Energy 6, 698–699 (2021).

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