Doctor of Philosophy
Intelligent Polymer Research Institute
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-based materials is a promising candidate as electrolycatalysts for energy conversion. MOF-derived materials have been widely employed as catalysts for overall water splitting, benefiting from MOF precursors’ unique porous structure, large surface area, and adjustable morphology/thickness, etc. Also, MOFs work well as desirable catalysts for mainly CO and formate production in electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR). Cu-based MOFs acting as catalysts have demonstrated great potential for producing formate. In this thesis, one MOF-derived catalyst and two MOFs catalysts were designed and prepared for water splitting and CO2RR. The thesis provided strategies to boost conductivity, hence stability, and decrease the agglomeration of MOF-based catalysts and investigated the effect of electrolyte solvent on CO2RR.
Jia, Lisha, Creating New MOF-based Interfaces for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, University of Wollongong, 2023. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/1656
FoR codes (2008)
0303 MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY
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