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CO₂ reduction with Re(i)–NHC compounds: driving selective catalysis with a silicon nanowire photoelectrode

Author:
JinThese authors contributed equally to this work., Tong, He, Da, Li, Wei, Stanton, Charles J., Pantovich, Sebastian A., Majetich, George F., Schaefer, Henry F., Agarwal, Jay, Wang, Dunwei, Li, Gonghu
Source:
Chemical communications 2016 v.52 no.99 pp. 14258-14261
ISSN:
1364-548X
Subject:
adsorption, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, catalysts, catalytic activity, chemical reactions, hydrogen, nanowires, silicon
Abstract:
The CO₂-reduction activity of two Re(i)–NHC complexes is investigated employing a silicon nanowire photoelectrode to drive catalysis. Photovoltages greater than 440 mV are observed along with excellent selectivity towards CO over H₂ formation. The observed selectivity towards CO production correlates with strong adsorption of the catalysts on the photoelectrode surface.
Agid:
6390216