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Engineering the catalyst microenvironment


A heterogeneous catalyst adlayer for CO2 reduction is reported which suppresses H2 evolution and promotes multicarbon product formation in strong acid. The resulting electrolyser has a single-pass CO2 conversion efficiency of 45%.

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Fig. 1: Adlayer–catalyst interface design for electrochemical reduction of CO2 in acidic media.


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Medvedev, J., Klinkova, A. Engineering the catalyst microenvironment. Nat. Synth 2, 389–390 (2023).

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