Electrocatalytic CO<inf>2</inf> Reduction by Imidazolium-Functionalized Molecular Catalysts

Siyoung Sung, Davinder Kumar, Marcos Gil-Sepulcre, Michael Nippe

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    © 2017 American Chemical Society. We present the first examples of CO2 electro-reduction catalysts that feature charged imidazolium groups in the secondary coordination sphere. The functionalized Lehn-type catalysts display significant differences in their redox properties and improved catalytic activities as compared to the conventional reference catalyst. Our results suggest that the incorporated imidazolium moieties do not solely function as a charged tag but also alter mechanistic aspects of catalysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13993-13996
    JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
    Issue number40
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2017


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