Jump to main content
Jump to site search
Access to RSC content Close the message box

Continue to access RSC content when you are not at your institution. Follow our step-by-step guide.


Issue 18, 2019
Previous Article Next Article

Small-molecule activation with iron porphyrins using electrons, photons and protons: some recent advances and future strategies

Author affiliations

Abstract

Substituted tetraphenyl Fe porphyrins are versatile molecular catalysts for the activation of small molecules (such as O2, H+ or CO2), which could lead to renewable energy storage, the direct production of fuels or new catalytic relevant processes. Herein, we review the recent studies of these earth-abundant metal catalysts for the electrochemical activation of dioxygen on the one hand and for the photostimulated reduction of carbon dioxide on the other hand. These two prototype reactions illustrate how mechanistic studies are the only rational approach to gain fundamental insights into the elementary steps that drive the catalysis and for identification of the key intrinsic parameters controlling the reactivity, offering in turn the possibility to rationally tune the structure of the catalysts as well as the catalytic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Small-molecule activation with iron porphyrins using electrons, photons and protons: some recent advances and future strategies

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
10 Jan 2019
Accepted
22 Feb 2019
First published
22 Feb 2019

Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 5869-5878
Article type
Perspective

Small-molecule activation with iron porphyrins using electrons, photons and protons: some recent advances and future strategies

E. Anxolabéhère-Mallart, J. Bonin, C. Fave and M. Robert, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 5869
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00136K

Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements