Two-Dimensional Electrocatalysts for Efficient Reduction of Carbon Dioxide

Ying Zhang, Linbo Li, Si Xuan Guo, Xiaolong Zhang, Fengwang Li, Alan M. Bond, Jie Zhang

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials are attractive catalysts for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide reaction (eCO2RR) by virtue of their tunable atomic structures, abundant active sites, enhanced conductivity, suitable binding affinity to carbon dioxide and/or reaction intermediates, and intrinsic scalability. Herein, recent advances in 2D catalysts for the eCO2RR are reviewed. Structural features and properties of 2D materials that contribute to their advanced electrocatalytic properties are summarized, and strategies for enhancing their activity and selectivity for the eCO2RR are reviewed. Prospects and challenges of applications of 2D catalysts for the eCO2RR on an industrial scale are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-77
Number of pages19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020


  • carbon dioxide
  • electrochemistry
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • nanostructures
  • synthesis design

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