Targeting a New Product for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction: Formaldehyde

Project: Research project

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Targeting a New Product for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction: Formaldehyde Targeting a New Product for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction: Formaldehyde Abstract. We propose to develop a new multicomponent catalyst that will combine the electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO with a metal-catalyzed hydrogenation to produce formaldehyde, thus partially mimicking the Fischer-Tropsch process without having to apply heat and high pressure. The catalyst consists of three functional fragments: (i) a CO-generator, (ii) a CO-polarizing activator, and (iii) a hydride donor. We aim to build upon the established electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to give CO by installing a redox catalyst in close proximity that offers a metal hydride moiety. These two functionalities will react when facilitated by a charge-polarizing activator, such as a Ca2+ or Mg2+ cation, that will be presented to the metal bound carbonyl and engage in electrostatically induced charge polarization.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/1412/31/16

Funding

  • Research Corporation for Science Advancement: $50,000.00

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