Conference Dates

April 10-14, 2016


The development of efficient and robust catalysts is critical for the viability of the electrocatalytic conversion of CO2 into useful chemicals. Herein, we discover a new class of metal-polymer electrocatalysts with incorporated mechanisms of their stabilization which is based on a poly(4-vinyl pyridine). We attribute the outstanding catalytic properties of the new hybrid material to new intrinsic mechanisms of the metal stabilization offered by the N-heteroaromatic polymer. More generally, our study offers a new simple strategy to design and prepare robust CO2 reduction electrocatalysts