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Highly efficient, selective, and durable photocatalytic system for CO2 reduction to formic acid

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We discovered an extremely suitable sacrificial electron donor, 1,3-dimethyl-2-(o-hydroxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazole, for the selective photocatalytic reduction of CO2 to formic acid using a Ru(II)–Ru(II) supramolecular photocatalyst. The efficiency, durability, and rate of photocatalysis are significantly increased (ΦHCOOH = 0.46, TONHCOOH = 2766, TOFHCOOH = 44.9 min−1) in comparison with those using 1,3-dimethyl-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzo[d]imidazole or 1-benzyl-1,4-dihydronicotinamide.

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The article was received on 05 Jun 2015, accepted on 28 Aug 2015 and first published on 29 Sep 2015


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02018B
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 7213-7221
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    Highly efficient, selective, and durable photocatalytic system for CO2 reduction to formic acid

    Y. Tamaki, K. Koike and O. Ishitani, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 7213
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02018B

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