Copper Nanoparticles Installed in Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films are Electrocatalytically Competent for CO2 Reduction

Chung Wei Kung, Cornelius O. Audu, Aaron W. Peters, Hyunho Noh, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T Hupp

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Copper nanoparticles are embedded into a solvothermally grown thin film of a zirconium metal-organic framework (MOF), NU-1000, by installing single-site Cu(II) into the NU-1000 thin film via solvothermal deposition in MOFs (SIM) followed by electrochemical reduction of Cu(II) to metallic Cu. The obtained Cu nanoparticles are electrochemically addressable and exhibit promising electrocatalytic activity for CO2 reduction in an aqueous electrolyte.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2394-2401
Number of pages8
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Chemistry

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