New insights into highly efficient reduction of CO2 to formic acid by using zinc under mild hydrothermal conditions: A joint experimental and theoretical study

Xu Zeng, Makoto Hatakeyama, Koji Ogata, Jianke Liu, Yuanqing Wang, Qi Gao, Katsushi Fujii, Masamichi Fujihira, Fangming Jin, Shinichiro Nakamura

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Abstract

We report here a theoretical study with quantum chemical calculations based on experimental results to understand highly efficient reduction of CO2 to formic acid by using zinc under hydrothermal conditions. Results showed that zinc hydride (Zn-H) is a key intermediate species in the reduction of CO2 to formic acid, which demonstrates that the formation of formic acid is through an SN2-like mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19836-19840
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume16
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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