Heterogenised Molecular Catalysts for the Reduction of CO2 to Fuels

Overview

Title: 

Heterogenised Molecular Catalysts for the Reduction of CO2 to Fuels

Abstract: 

CO2 conversion provides a possible solution to curtail the growing CO2 levels in our atmosphere and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. To this end, it is essential to develop efficient catalysts for the reduction of CO2. The structure and activity of molecular CO2 reduction catalysts can be tuned and they offer good selectivity withreasonable stability. Heterogenisation of these molecules reduces solvent restrictions, facilitates recyclability and can dramatically improve activity by preventing catalyst inactivation and perturbing the kinetics of intermediates. The nature and morphology of the solid-state material upon which the catalyst is immobilised can significantly influence the activity of the hybrid assembly. Although work in this area began forty years ago, it has only drawn substantial attention in recent years. This review article gives an overview of the historical development of the field.

Authors: 

Windle, Christopher D.; Reisner, Erwin

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CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry

Year: 

2015

Catalysis

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Catalyst Keyword(s): 

Phthalocyanine
Cobalt
Porphyrin
Terpyridine
Rhenium
Ruthenium
Bipyridine
Rhodium
Carbon Dioxide Dehydrogenase

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Surface Area Enhancement: 

Referenced to Fc+/Fc?: 

No

Is a proton source used?: 

No

Is Bulk Electrolysis reported?: 

No

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No

Is the system PV-driven?: 

No

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Is the photoactive species molecular?: 

No

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No

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