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Anthraquinone thin-film electrodes for reversible CO₂ capture and release
- Wielend, Dominik, Apaydin, Dogukan Hazar, Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar
- Journal of materials chemistry 2018 v.6 no.31 pp. 15095-15101
- anthraquinones, carbon dioxide, catalysts, dyes, electrochemistry, electrodes
- We report reversible electrochemical capture and release of carbon dioxide using the well-known dye precursor and industrial catalyst anthraquinone. Although quinones are well-studied for electrochemical capture and release of CO₂ in solution, we have discovered that a 100 nm film of anthraquinone can realize this in a heterogeneous fashion. In-depth spectroelectrochemical studies were performed in order to study the mechanism of this CO₂ capture and release. Anthraquinone films reached an uptake capacity of 5.9 mmolCO₂ gAQ⁻¹.