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Probing Electrosynthetic Reactions with Furfural on Copper Surfaces
preprintsubmitted on 15.03.2021, 18:11 and posted on 16.03.2021, 12:55 by Junnan Li, Nikolay Kornienko
This work entails the integrated use of electrochemistry and operando Raman spectroscopy to probe the reduction of a biomass platform, furfural, to value-added chemicals on Cu electrodes. The results reveal key strutural differences of the Cu that dictate selectivity for furfural alcohol or 2-methylfuran.