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Issue 26, 2019
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A look at periodic trends in d-block molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

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Abstract

Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction is of continued interest to sustainable energy research. Mononuclear transition metal complexes from Group 6 to Group 10 with a select subset of ligand frameworks have been demonstrated to be efficient electrochemical CO2 reduction catalysts. Here, we review the known mononuclear complexes from Group 6 to Group 10, examining trends in activity, electronic structure of catalytic intermediates, and product selectivity. The correlation between differences in electronic structure and CO2 reduction activity between these metal centers are discussed.

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Submitted
01 Feb 2019
Accepted
09 Apr 2019
First published
09 Apr 2019

Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 9454-9468
Article type
Perspective

A look at periodic trends in d-block molecular electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction

C. Jiang, A. W. Nichols and C. W. Machan, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 9454
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT00491B

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