Light-driven carbon dioxide reduction over the Ag-decorated modified TS-1 zeolite

Guohui Li, Min Wang, Hengyang Shao, Wenqing Liu, Sicong Yang, Wei Sun, Tatsumi Ishihara, Yuanyuan Sun, Xiaoxia Zhou

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Light-driven reduction of CO2 to high value-added fuel has shown great potential in reducing CO2 emissions and solving the energy crisis. Herein, a Cu ion-exchanged mesoporous TS-1 zeolite (Cu-TS-1) with rich Ti3+-VO defects was successfully prepared for the first time. Subsequently, Ag nanoparticles (2-10 nm) are highly dispersed on the surface of the zeolite by a photoreduction process, which greatly improves visible light absorption ability due to the localized surface plasmon resonance of Ag. Under UV-visible light irradiation, the Ag/Cu-TS-1 sample exhibits high and stable CO2 reduction performance. The yield of CO reaches 6.93 μmol g-1 while the competitive hydrogen evolution can be effectively inhibited. Interestingly, Ag/Cu-TS-1 as a photocathode can convert CO2 into CH3OH and C2H5OH, giving a rate of 5.64 and 2.62 μmol cm-2 h-1 at-0.6 V vs. RHE, respectively. In situ Raman tests reveal that the existence of intermediates containing C-H bonds, especially ∗CO intermediates, plays a key role in C-C coupling, thus promoting the formation of C2 products, indicating that the Ag cocatalyst-loaded Cu-modified zeolite can jointly accelerate the conversion of CO2 into a hydrocarbon compound.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis


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