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Séminaire : Solar fuels from CO2, H2O and N2 catalytic electrochemical and photochemical reduction.

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28 mai 2018 14h • Amphithéâtre de SOLEIL

Marc ROBERT

(Laboratoire Electrochimie Moléculaire, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France)

 

Recent attention aroused by the reduction of ‘small molecules’ (carbon dioxide, water, nitrogen) has as main objective the production of useful organic compounds and fuels - the “solar fuels” - in which solar energy would be stored. One route to this goal consists in first converting sunlight energy into electricity that could be further used to reduce the substrate electrochemically. Another approach is to directly use the visible photons and photo-stimulate the reduction of the substrate. Both molecules and solid materials could be used as catalysts.

After a panorama of the field, some of our recent results regarding the CO2 conversion to CO and then CH4 in electrochemical and photochemical conditions while using Fe and Co based molecular complexes will be presented (Scheme).

From these examples, we will discuss the research directions that need to be explored for advancing the field and inventing technology appplications. In this connection, mechanistic understanding upon combining various spectroscopy techniques, theory as well as in operando studies of the catalytic systems will be essential.

 

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