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CADIAC publishes in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

A new publication from the Danish National Research Foundation Center, CADIAC, has recently been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

The article demonstrates a method for the development of effective molecular catalysts based on first row transition metals for effective reduction of CO2 to carbon monoxide in an aqueous medium (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201701104).

Carbon monoxide is an industrially important feedstock for the chemical industry in the synthesis of hydrocarbons as synthetic fuels, and for the preparation of bulk oxygenated compounds such as alcohols, aldehydes and carboxylates. As carbon monoxide is currently produced from fossil fuels, the selective reduction of CO2 would represent a valuable and green approach for the synthesis of this important carbon building block for the chemical industry.

In this new paper, CADIAC chemists demonstrate how the CO2-to-CO reduction activity of a cobalt molecular catalyst can be significantly enhanced upon immobilization onto carbon nanotubes. This work highlights the significance of assessing an immobilized molecular catalyst compared to the homogeneous measurements alone.

For further information please contact:

Professor Kim Daasbjerg
Carbon Dioxide Activation Center
Department of Chemistry & iNANO
Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 140
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Email: kdaa@chem.au.dk  
Tel: +45 8715 5965
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Prof. Troels Skrydstrup       Prof. Kim Daasbjerg           Dr. Xinming Hu