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Type: Journal article
Title: Recent advances in transition-metal-mediated electrocatalytic CO₂ reduction: from homogeneous to heterogeneous systems
Other Titles: Recent advances in transition-metal-mediated electrocatalytic CO(2) reduction: from homogeneous to heterogeneous systems
Author: Feng, D.
Zhu, Y.
Chen, P.
Ma, T.
Citation: Catalysts, 2017; 7(12):373-1-373-18
Publisher: MDPI AG
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 2073-4344
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Da-Ming Feng, Yun-Pei Zhu, Ping Chen and Tian-Yi Ma
Abstract: Recent advances in transition-metal-mediated electrocatalytic COGlobal climate change and increasing demands for clean energy have brought intensive interest in the search for proper electrocatalysts in order to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) to higher value carbon products such as hydrocarbons. Recently, transition-metal-centered molecules or organic frameworks have been reported to show outstanding electrocatalytic activity in the liquid phase. Their d-orbital electrons are believed to be one of the key factors to capture and convert CO₂ molecules to value-added low-carbon fuels. In this review, recent advances in electrocatalytic CO₂ reduction have been summarized based on the targeted products, ranging from homogeneous reactions to heterogeneous ones. Their advantages and fallbacks have been pointed out and the existing challenges, especially with respect to the practical and industrial application are addressed. reduction: from homogeneous to heterogeneous systems
Keywords: Electrochemistry; CO₂ reduction; homogeneous catalysis; heterogeneous catalysis; transition-metal catalyst
Description: Published: 1 December 2017
Rights: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
RMID: 0030097108
DOI: 10.3390/catal7120373
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