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Issue 35, 2015
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Bio-inspired CO2 conversion by iron sulfide catalysts under sustainable conditions

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Abstract

The mineral greigite presents similar surface structures to the active sites found in many modern-day enzymes. We show that particles of greigite can reduce CO2 under ambient conditions into chemicals such as methanol, formic, acetic and pyruvic acid. Our results also lend support to the Origin of Life theory on alkaline hydrothermal vents.

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The article was received on 11 Mar 2015, accepted on 24 Mar 2015 and first published on 24 Mar 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02078F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 7501-7504
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    Bio-inspired CO2 conversion by iron sulfide catalysts under sustainable conditions

    A. Roldan, N. Hollingsworth, A. Roffey, H.-U. Islam, J. B. M. Goodall, C. R. A. Catlow, J. A. Darr, W. Bras, G. Sankar, K. B. Holt, G. Hogarth and N. H. de Leeuw, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7501
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02078F

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