Gold catalyst reactivity for CO2 electro-reduction: From nano particle to layer

Eduardus Budi Nursanto, Hyo Sang Jeon, Cheonghee Kim, Michael Shincheon Jee, Jai Hyun Koh, Yun Jeong Hwang, Byoung Koun Min

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CO2 electro-reduction is a promising method for sustainable production of carbon fuels as well as valuable chemicals. Herein, we investigated a direct electro-catalytic CO2 conversion to CO by nanostructured gold catalysts from the small nanoparticles to aggregated clusters to layered film. The selectivity of CO formation was found to increase as the gold amount increased and it reached a saturation point of ∼78% (-0.59 V vs. RHE) at the morphological transition from aggregated cluster to layered film. Furthermore, the ∼4 nm gold nanoparticle exhibited a remarkable CO formation mass activity value at 166.1 A/g (-0.59 V vs. RHE).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Today
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1


  • CO electro-reduction
  • E-beam deposition
  • Gold catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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