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The Formation of CO by Thermal Decomposition of Formic Acid under Electrochemical Conditions of CO_2 Reduction

Fenwick, Aidan Q. and Luca, Oana R. (2015) The Formation of CO by Thermal Decomposition of Formic Acid under Electrochemical Conditions of CO_2 Reduction. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 152 . pp. 43-46. ISSN 1011-1344. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150505-082908999

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Abstract

We report that the thermal decomposition of formic acid to CO may occur under electrochemically-relevant conditions by mild heating. These thermal effects may play a role in the outcome of electrolytic experiments as an artifact of resistive, local heating and illumination. This non-Faradaic reactivity pathway may therefore need consideration in the analysis of electrochemical data on CO_2 reduction to formic acid and CO and may become a hindrance in scaleup efforts of these chemical transformations. IR visual thermometry provides evidence of macroscopic heating effects during electrolytic experiments.


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Fenwick, Aidan Q.0000-0003-4442-0878
Luca, Oana R.0000-0002-2988-4909
Alternate Title:The Formation of CO by Thermal Decomposition of Formic Acid under Electrochemical Conditions of CO2 Reduction
Additional Information:© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Received 6 December 2014; Received in revised form 23 March 2015; Accepted 1 April 2015; Available online 22 April 2015. This material is based upon work performed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, supported through the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0004993.
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Official Citation:Aidan Q. Fenwick, Oana R. Luca, The Formation of CO by Thermal Decomposition of Formic Acid under Electrochemical Conditions of CO2 Reduction, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, Volume 152, Part A, November 2015, Pages 43-46, ISSN 1011-1344, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2015.04.003. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1011134415001207)
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