Photochemical carbon dioxide reduction with metal complexes

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Transition-metal complexes, CoHMD2+ (HMD = 5,7,7,12,14,14-hexamethyl-1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradeca-4,11-diene) and Ru(bpy)2(CO)Xn+ (bpy = 2,2′-bipyridine, X = CO, Cl, H, etc.), mediate electron transfer in the photochemical reduction of CO2. The thermodynamics and kinetics of CO2 binding to CoHMD+, and spectroscopic characterization of the CO2 adducts of CoHMD+ and [RuI(bpy)(bpy-)(CO)] are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - May 1999


  • Carbon dioxide reduction
  • Carboxylates
  • Diimine
  • Macrocycles
  • Photocatalysis
  • Small molecule activation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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