Molecular catalysts for the reduction of CO2

Aaron M. Appel, John C. Linehan, Brian J. Boro, Brandon R. Galan, Daniel L. Dubois

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The utilization of CO2 for fuel production requires efficient and economical reduction of CO2. There are several approaches to the reduction of CO2 including electrocatalytic reduction with electrons and protons and thermal reduction using hydrogen or a hydrogen donor. Electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 can be used to produce CO, formate, or higher hydrocarbons, while most thermal reductions of CO2 (at moderate temperatures) produce formic acid or formate. We will present our latest results on the synthesis and catalytic activities of new electrocatalysts and new thermal catalysts using PNP (R2PCH2NR'CH2PR2) and tridentate phosphine (HOCH2P(CH2CH2PR2)2) ligands on palladium and ruthenium.

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - Aug 25 2011
Event241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 27 2011Mar 31 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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