Electrolyte effects on the electrochemical reduction of CO2

Marilia Moura de Salles Pupo, Ruud Kortlever*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The electrochemical reduction of CO2 to fuels or commodity chemicals is a reaction of high interest for closing the anthropogenic carbon cycle. The role of the electrolyte is of particular interest, as the interplay between the electrocatalytic surface and the electrolyte plays an important role in determining the outcome of the CO2 reduction reaction. Therefore, insights on electrolyte effects on the electrochemical reduction of CO2 are pivotal in designing electrochemical devices that are able to efficiently and selectively convert CO2 into valuable products. Here, we provide an overview of recently obtained insights on electrolyte effects and we discuss how these insights can be used as design parameters for the construction of new electrocatalytic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2926-2935
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • CO reduction
  • CO utilization
  • electrocatalysis
  • electrolyte effects
  • electroreduction


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