Carbon dioxide reduction put under the spotlight

Written by James Moore for Chemistry World

A team of scientists in China and France has made a rhenium-based catalyst that reduces carbon dioxide under visible light, providing a practical alternative to UV-sensitive catalysts.

By tuning the complex's ligands, researchers designed a rhenium catalyst that reduces carbon dioxide under visible light

By tuning the complex's ligands, researchers designed a rhenium catalyst that reduces carbon dioxide under visible light

With atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increasing, scientists are searching for ways to halt the rise. One method is to capture the gas and convert it to chemical feedstock. But significant energy is required for its conversion. Considerable effort has, therefore, been devoted to developing catalysts for carbon dioxide’s electrochemical or photochemical reduction.

Interested? The full article can be read in Chemistry World.

The original article can be read below:

Photochemical and electrochemical catalytic reduction of CO2 with NHC-containing dicarbonyl rhenium(I) bipyridine complexes
Antoine Maurin, Chi-On Ng, Lingjing Chen, Tai-Chu Lau, Marc Robert* and Chi-Chiu Ko*
Dalton Trans., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01686C

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