Electrocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide by a polymeric film of rhenium tricarbonyl dipyridylamine

Kwong Chak Cheung, Peng Guo, Ming Him So, Yoon Suk Lee, Kam Piu Ho, Wing Leung Wong, Kam Han Lee, Wing Tak Wong, Zhong Yuan Zhou, Kwok Yin Wong

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A dipyridylamine ligand with a pendant pyrrole (N-(3-N,N′-bis(2-pyridyl)propylamino)pyrrole, PPP) and its corresponding rhenium(I) complex, Re(CO)3(κ2-N,N-PPP)Cl, were synthesized. The structure of Re(CO)3(κ2-N,N-PPP)Cl was determined by X-ray crystallography. Electrochemical polymerization of the pyrrole moiety resulted in the immobilization of poly[Re(CO)3(κ2-N,N-PPP)Cl] film onto a glassy carbon electrode, which exhibited electrocatalytic activity for the reduction of CO2to CO.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2842-2845
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • Carbon dioxide
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Polypyrrole films
  • Rhenium complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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