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Carbon Dioxide Electrochemistry: Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis Editors: Marc Robert, Cyrille Costentin, Kim Daasbjerg

About this book

Conversion of light and electricity to chemicals is an important component of a sustainable energy system. The exponential growth in renewable energy generation implies that there will be strong market pull for chemical energy storage technology in the near future, and here carbon dioxide utilization must play a central role. The electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide is key in achieving these goals. Carbon Dioxide Electrochemistry showcases different advances in the field, and bridges the two worlds of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis that are often perceived as in competition in research. Chapters cover homogeneous and heterogeneous electrochemical reduction of CO


, nanostructures for CO


reduction, hybrid systems for CO


conversion, electrochemical reactors, theoretical approaches to catalytic reduction of CO


, and photoelectrodes for electrochemical conversion. With internationally well-known editors and authors, this book will appeal to graduate students and researchers in energy, catalysis, chemical engineering and chemistry who work on carbon dioxide.

From the book series:
Energy and Environment Series

Book content

  • Approaches to Controlling Homogeneous Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
  • Homogeneous Electrochemical Reduction of CO2: From Homogeneous to Supported Systems
  • Heterogeneous Electrochemical CO2 Reduction
  • Nanostructures for CO2 reduction: from theoretical insight to material design
  • Theoretical Approach to Homogeneous Catalytic Reduction of CO2: Mechanistic Understanding to Build New Catalysts
  • Bridging Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Systems: Atomically Dispersed Metal Atoms in Carbon Matrices for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction
  • Bridging Homogeneous and Heterogeneous systems: Photoelectrodes for CO2 Electrochemical Conversion
  • Hybrid Biological-Inorganic Systems for CO2 Conversion to Fuels
  • In Situ Spectroscopic Methods to Study Electrochemical CO2 Reduction
  • Electrochemical Reactors

The print version of this book is planned for release on 20 October 2020. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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Cyrille Costentin received his undergraduate education at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan. He is, since 2007, Professor at the University Paris Diderot. His interests include mechanisms and reactivity in electron transfer chemistry with particular recent emphasis on electrochemical and theoretical approaches to proton-coupled electron transfer processes, as well as catalytic processes in films and in solution (water oxidation, carbon dioxide reduction). He is currently Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (2016-2019) in Daniel Nocera’s group.

Kim Daasbjerg obtained his MSc (1990) and PhD (1993) at Aarhus University under the supervision of Prof. Henning Lund. Following a post-doctoral visit at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, he returned to Aarhus University as an associate professor in chemistry. He obtained his Doctor of Science degree (2006) and promoted to Professor (MSO) in 2010. Recently, the scientific research has focused on fundamental aspects of graphene and its functionalization to exploit the extraordinary properties of this carbon allotrope in materials science. In addition, the combined expertise in electrochemistry, modification of surfaces, polymer brushes, and carbon materials is employed to meet a scientifically difficult challenge of huge societal importance in terms of converting the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, to useful building blocks for the chemical industry or the energy sector.

Marc Robert was educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan. He is, since 2004, Professor at the University Paris Diderot. His interests include electrochemical, photochemical, and theoretical approaches of electron transfer reactions, as well as proton-coupled electron transfer processes in both organic chemistry and biochemistry. Upon recent years, his work has been focused on electrochemical and photochemical activation of small molecules, notably CO2 but also water and hydrogen, using metal-organic complexes as catalysts. Since 2012 he has published about 60 papers in this field, including 9 JACS, 1 Science, 1 Nature and 3 PNAS as well as 2 Accounts of Chemical Research and 1 Chem. Soc. Rev, with a mean impact factor above 11.