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A surface oxidised Fe-S catalyst for the liquid phase hydrogenation of CO2

Mitchell, Claire E., Terranova, Umberto, Beale, Andrew M., Jones, Wilm, Morgan, David J. ORCID:, Meenakshisundaram, Sankar ORCID: and de Leeuw, Nora H. ORCID: 2021. A surface oxidised Fe-S catalyst for the liquid phase hydrogenation of CO2. Catalysis Science & Technology 11 , pp. 779-784. 10.1039/D0CY01779E

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Rapidly increasing anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, coupled with irreversible climate change and depleting fossil fuel reserves, have significantly increased the drive for CO2 utilisation. Iron sulfide as a catalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 has been discussed in the literature for decades, especially in an origin-of-life context, but little experimental evidence exists in the literature for its feasibility. Here we report the catalytic properties of pyrrhotite (Fe1−xS) for the hydrogenation of CO2 into formate. Advanced material characterisation methods in combination with computational studies have allowed us to identify surface S–Fe–O moieties as active sites for the reaction.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Advanced Research Computing @ Cardiff (ARCCA)
Additional Information: Article licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 2044-4753
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 December 2020
Date of Acceptance: 18 November 2020
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2023 06:16

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