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Converting Carbon Monoxide to Ethanol

Caption: Stanford scientists Matthew Kanan and Christina Li have created an oxide-derived copper catalyst that converts carbon monoxide to ethanol. The catalyst consists of a continuous network of copper nanocrystals with well-defined grain boundaries. The nanocrystalline network may be critical for producing ethanol, the scientists say.

Credit: Matthew Kanan, Stanford University

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