Thermodynamics and kinetics of CO 2, CO, and H + binding to the metal centre of CO 2 reduction catalysts

Jacob Schneider, Hongfei Jia, James T. Muckerman, Etsuko Fujita

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In our developing world, carbon dioxide has become one of the most abundant greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It is a stable, inert, small molecule that continues to present significant challenges toward its chemical activation as a useful carbon end product. This tutorial review describes one approach to the reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon fuels, using cobalt and nickel molecular catalysts, with particular focus on studying the thermodynamics and kinetics of CO 2 binding to metal catalytic sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2036-2051
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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