Reconstructed Bismuth-Based Metal−Organic Framework Nanofibers for Selective CO2-to-Formate Conversion: Morphology Engineering

Yulong Ying, Bahareh Khezri, Jiri Kosina, Martin Pumera

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Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide (ERCO2) is an attractive and sustainable approach to close the carbon loop. Formic acid is a high-value and readily collectible liquid product. However, the current reaction selectivity remains unsatisfactory. In this study, the bismuth-containing metal−organic framework CAU-17, with morphological variants of hexagonal prisms (CAU-17-hp) and nanofibers (CAU-17-fiber), is prepared at room temperature through a wet-chemical approach and employed as the electrocatalyst for highly selective CO2-to-formate conversion. An H3BTC-mediated morphology reconstruction is systematically investigated and further used to build a CAU-17-fiber hierarchical structure. The as-prepared CAU-17-fiber_400 electrodes give the best electrocatalytic performance in selective and efficient formate production with FEHCOO− of 96.4 % and jCOOH− of 20.4 mA cm−2 at −0.9 VRHE. This work provides a new mild approach for synthesis and morphology engineering of CAU-17 and demonstrates the efficacy of morphology engineering in regulating the accessible surface area and promoting the activity of MOF-based materials for ERCO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3402-3412
Number of pages11
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug 23

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the project Advanced Functional Nanorobots (Reg. No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000444 financed by the EFRR).

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© 2021 Wiley-VCH GmbH

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)


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