Crafting an active center with a local charge density gradient to facilitate photocatalytic ethylene production from CO2

Honglei Zhang, Molly Meng Jung Li

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Abstract

Visible-light-driven conversion of CO2 into fuels or useful chemicals is a promising methodology for solving the world's energy crises and the rising atmospheric CO2 level. The reported products from CO2 photocatalytic reduction are mainly C1 products, and C2 products with higher values, such as ethylene, are sparsely reported or produced at low selectivity. This short review summarizes the published work in the last 2 years on ethylene production via photocatalytic CO2 reduction, emphasizing the importance of the induced local charge density gradient in boosting CO2 reduction and promoting ethylene production. We aim to promote the fundamental understanding of photocatalytic CO2 reduction to ethylene via providing fresh insights and rational design strategies for optimizing and developing suitable photocatalytic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100646
JournalCurrent Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Volume36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Keywords

  • CO reduction
  • C–C coupling
  • Ethylene
  • Local charge density gradient
  • Photocatalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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