Modification of boron-doped diamond with gold-palladium nanoparticles for CO2 electroreduction

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Modification of boron-doped diamond (BDD) with gold-palladium nanoparticles (AuPdNPs) was performed for an application in electrochemical reduction of CO2. Preparation of the colloidal AuPdNPs involved two steps, including the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and the growth of palladium on the surface of AuNPs. BDD, which had been terminated with allylamine under UV light irradiation for6h, then, was immersed in the colloidal AuPdNPs. Characterization of the nanoparticles by using Tunneling Electron Microscopy (TEM) showed flowers-like nanoparticles with an average size of 40 nm, while characterization of the modified BDD showed the Au and Pd surface coverage of 4.4 % and 6.0 %, respectively, on BDD surface. The electrochemical reduction of CO2at the modified BDD was performed in a two-compartments cell with 0.1 M NaCl solution in the cathode chamber and 0.1 M Na2SO4solution in the anode chamber. By applying the potential-0.9 V (vs. Ag/AgCl) in the system for 60 min, it showed the faradaic efficiency of the system at approximately 84.65 % with acetic acid as one of the products.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012001
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2020
Event3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Functional Materials 2018, ISCPFM 2018 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 8 Aug 20189 Aug 2018


  • boron-doped diamond
  • CO electroreduction
  • gold-palladium
  • surface modification


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