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Issue 2, 2017
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Cyclopentadienone iron complexes as efficient and selective catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2 to CO

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Abstract

Herein, we report the use of molecularly-defined cyclopentadienone iron(0) complexes as selective and efficient catalysts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 to CO in the absence of Brønsted acids. Under optimized conditions, carbon monoxide was selectively formed with a faradaic efficiency of 96%. Cooperation between the metal center and ligand is crucial for the catalytic activity of the system.

Graphical abstract: Cyclopentadienone iron complexes as efficient and selective catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2 to CO

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The article was received on 09 Nov 2016, accepted on 21 Dec 2016 and first published on 02 Jan 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02352E
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017,7, 459-465

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    Cyclopentadienone iron complexes as efficient and selective catalysts for the electroreduction of CO2 to CO

    A. Rosas-Hernández, H. Junge, M. Beller, M. Roemelt and R. Francke, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 459
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CY02352E

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