9 December 1992 Effective photoreduction of CO2 catalyzed by oligo(p-phenylenes)
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Abstract
Photoreduction of CO2 to formic acid (HCO2-) and a small quantity of carbon monoxide (CO) can be achieved in N,N-dimethylformamide by using oligo(p- phenylenes) (OPP-n) as a photocatalyst and triethylamine (TEA) as a sacrificial electron donor under > 290 nm irradiation. Among OPP-n, p-terphenyl (OPP-3) and p-quaterphenyl (OPP-4) show high photocatalytic activity for the formation of HCO2-, in which the apparent quantum yields of HCO2- formation for OPP-3 and OPP-4 are 0.072 and 0.084, respectively. The laser flash photolysis and pulse radiolysis studies reveal that the photocatalysis initially start from the reductive quenching of the singlet state of OPP-n by TEA followed by the formation of the radical anion of OPP-n, OPP-n-, resulting in direct electron transfer from OPP-n- to CO2 molecules.
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Shozo Yanagida, Shinjiro Matsuoka, "Effective photoreduction of CO2 catalyzed by oligo(p-phenylenes)", Proc. SPIE 1729, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XI: Photovoltaics, Photochemistry, Photoelectrochemistry, (9 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130581; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130581
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