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Electronic state optimization for electrochemical N2reduction reaction in aqueous solution
Jinxian Feng1,2; Hui Pan1,3
2020-06-26
Source PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
ISSN2050-7488
Volume8Issue:28Pages:13896-13915
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Ammonia (NH3) is an important chemical to humankind and is used in various areas as a fertilizer in agriculture, feedstock in industries and a carrier for hydrogen storage. However, the industrial NH3 production based on the Haber-Bosch (HB) method can only be done at high pressure and temperature with huge energy consumption, which makes the NH3 synthesis environmentally unsustainable. The NH3 synthesis by the electrochemical N2 reduction reaction in mild aqueous solution (e-NRR) is attractive and meaningful to overcome the shortages of the HB method, where the electrocatalysts play a critical role in the e-NRR efficiency. In particular, the electronic state is a crucial factor for the electrocatalyst to be effective in e-NRR, which is mainly determined by the elemental composition. At the same time, the physical structures (such as special morphologies), hybridization, doping, and defects (such as vacancy) can further modify the electronic state of the electrocatalyst, leading to an ideal electrocatalytic activity for e-NRR. In this review, we summarize the strategies for the electronic state optimization at the key steps in e-NRR, such as N2 adsorption, activation and hydrogenation (N2-AAH), as well as hydrogen reaction route optimization. At the end of the review, suggestions to design novel electrocatalysts and outlooks for further improvement of their catalytic performances for e-NRR are highlighted.

DOI10.1039/d0ta04709k
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Indexed BySCIE
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaChemistry ; Materials Science ; Energy & Fuels
WOS SubjectChemistry, Physical ; Energy & Fuels ; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000551538000002
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85088702801
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionINSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Corresponding AuthorHui Pan
Affiliation1.Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering,University of Macau,Macao
2.New Technology Institute,South China Business College,Guangdong University of Foreign Studies,Guangzhou,China
3.Department of Physics and Chemistry,Faculty of Science and Technology,University of Macau,Macao
First Author AffilicationINSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Corresponding Author AffilicationINSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING;  Faculty of Science and Technology
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Jinxian Feng,Hui Pan. Electronic state optimization for electrochemical N2reduction reaction in aqueous solution[J]. Journal of Materials Chemistry A,2020,8(28):13896-13915.
APA Jinxian Feng,&Hui Pan.(2020).Electronic state optimization for electrochemical N2reduction reaction in aqueous solution.Journal of Materials Chemistry A,8(28),13896-13915.
MLA Jinxian Feng,et al."Electronic state optimization for electrochemical N2reduction reaction in aqueous solution".Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8.28(2020):13896-13915.
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