Group 6 transition metal-based molecular complexes for sustainable catalytic CO2 activation

Show simple item record Rajeshwaree, B. Ali, Afsar Mir, Ab Qayoom Grover, Jagrit Lahiri, Goutam Kumar Dutta, Arnab Maiti, Debabrata
dc.coverage.spatial United Kingdom 2022-02-03T08:03:06Z 2022-02-03T08:03:06Z 2022-01
dc.identifier.citation Rajeshwaree, B.; Ali, Afsar; Mir, Ab Qayoom; Grover, Jagrit; Lahiri, Goutam Kumar; Dutta, Arnab and Maiti, Debabrata, “Group 6 transition metal-based molecular complexes for sustainable catalytic CO2 activation”, Catalysis Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1039/D1CY01378E, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 390-408, Jan. 2022. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2044-4753
dc.identifier.issn 2044-4761
dc.description.abstract The alarming growth in atmospheric CO2 has emerged as one of the prime concerns in the context of climate change. Power, petroleum, and construction sectors are the major contributors to CO2 emissions worldwide. The global imbalance of the present-day carbon cycle must be rectified for sustainable energy harvesting with modifications in existing CO2 capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) methodologies. A rational link between hydrocarbon/CO2 and the water/H2 cycles can pave the way for a model net zero-emission energy infrastructure. The success of this net zero-emission energy scheme depends on the successful deployment of CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) and H2 evolution reaction (HER) catalysts that can be operated under broad chemical conditions in aqueous solutions. The associated thermodynamic factors have posed serious challenges for the scientific community to develop sustainable and economically viable catalysts for CO2RR. In this perspective, we have specifically essayed the generation of different variants of CO2 activating molecular catalysts based on group 6 transition elements [chromium (Cr), molybdenum (Mo), and tungsten (W)]. Their high natural abundance coupled with access to a wide range of redox states have poised these elements for utilization in the multielectron CO2RR process. These elements have also found their usage in biology in versatile oxidoreductase enzymes' active sites, including CO2 activating ones. The blueprint of such enzymes has prompted the inception of several molecular catalysts for CO2 activation following both chemical and electrochemical pathways. Close control of the ligand environment around these complexes was found crucial for the catalytic efficiency and product specificity. Despite these initial successes, group 6 transition metal-based molecular electrocatalysts are yet to match the remarkable catalytic efficiency of natural CO2 reduction enzymes. The rational incorporation of enzyme-inspired outer coordination sphere features (interactive peripheral functionalities) around the synthetic core can improve the catalytic response of Cr/Mo/W-based complexes further by assisting CO2 binding, creating a proton relay, and inducing superior water solubility. Hence, the enzyme-inspired catalyst design will possibly provide a new leeway in developing sustainable CO2RR catalysts, where the best of the metalloenzyme and organometallic complex can be brought together.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by B. Rajeshwaree, Afsar Ali, Ab Qayoom Mir, Jagrit Grover, Goutam Kumar Lahiri, Arnab Dutta and Debabrata Maiti
dc.format.extent vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 390-408
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Royal Society of Chemistry en_US
dc.subject sustainable catalytic CO2 activation en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject CCUS methodologies en_US
dc.subject Oxidoreductase enzymes en_US
dc.subject CO2 reduction reaction en_US
dc.subject H2 evolution reaction en_US
dc.title Group 6 transition metal-based molecular complexes for sustainable catalytic CO2 activation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Catalysis Science & Technology

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