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Artificial photosynthesis: semiconductor photocatalytic fixation of CO2 to afford higher organic compounds

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Abstract

Carbon dioxide is an appealing renewable feedstock for industrial chemical processes. This does not mean, however, that all chemical processes using CO2 are environmentally-friendly. Perspectives on the sustainability of CO2 utilization and artificial photosynthesis are provided. The discussions focus on the photocatalytic production of Cx (x ≥ 2) compounds, where all the carbon in the products is derived from CO2. This area of research, while promising, has received far less attention than analogous systems leading to C1 products.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2010, accepted on 21 Jan 2011 and first published on 03 Mar 2011


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01777A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 5151-5158
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    Artificial photosynthesis: semiconductor photocatalytic fixation of CO2 to afford higher organic compounds

    M. R. Hoffmann, J. A. Moss and M. M. Baum, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 5151
    DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01777A

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