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Recent advances in engineering active sites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Abstract

Photocatalytic conversion of green-house gas CO2 into high value-added carbonaceous fuels and chemicals through harvesting solar energy is a great promising strategy for simultaneously tackling with global environmental issues and energy crisis. Considering the vital role of active sites in determining the activity and selectivity in photocatalytic CO2 reduction reaction, great efforts have been directed toward engineering the active sites for fabricating efficient photocatalysts. This review highlights recent advances in the strategies for engineering active sites on surface and in open frameworks toward photocatalytic CO2 reduction, referring to defects, doped heteroatoms, functional groups, loaded metal nanoparticles, heterogeneous/homogeneous single-site catalysts and metal nodes/organic linkers in metal organic frameworks.

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Submitted
01 Apr 2020
Accepted
11 May 2020
First published
12 May 2020

Nanoscale, 2020, Accepted Manuscript
Article type
Review Article

Recent advances in engineering active sites for photocatalytic CO2 reduction

Y. Bo, C. Gao and Y. Xiong, Nanoscale, 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02596H

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