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Supramolecular photocatalysts constructed with a photosensitizer unit with two tridentate ligands for CO2 reduction

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Abstract

New supramolecular photocatalysts comprising an asymmetric bis-tridentate Ru(II) complex that functions as a photosensitizer and a Ru(II) carbonyl complex as the catalyst were designed. The complexes photocatalyzed the reduction of CO2 to CO or formic acid with high selectivity. The product distribution depended on the catalyst unit. CO and formic acid were the main products when using [Ru(BL)(Clbpy)(CO)]2+ (BL = bridging ligand, Clbpy = 4,4′-dichloro-2,2′-bipyridine) and Ru(BL)(CO)2Cl2 catalysts, respectively.

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2016, accepted on 22 Nov 2016 and first published on 09 Mar 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00220J
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article
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    Supramolecular photocatalysts constructed with a photosensitizer unit with two tridentate ligands for CO2 reduction

    Y. Tamaki and O. Ishitani, Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6FD00220J

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