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Bio-inspired CO2 conversion by iron sulfide catalysts under sustainable conditions

Roldan, A. ORCID:, Hollingsworth, N., Roffey, A., Islam, H.-U., Goodall, J. B. M., Catlow, C. R. A. ORCID:, Darr, J. A., Bras, W., Sankar, G., Holt, K. B., Hogarth, G. and de Leeuw, N. H. ORCID: 2015. Bio-inspired CO2 conversion by iron sulfide catalysts under sustainable conditions. Chemical Communications 51 (35) , pp. 7501-7504. 10.1039/C5CC02078F

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The mineral greigite presents similar surface structures to the active sites found in many modern-day enzymes. We show that particles of greigite can reduce CO2 under ambient conditions into chemicals such as methanol, formic, acetic and pyruvic acid. Our results also lend support to the Origin of Life theory on alkaline hydrothermal vents.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1359-7345
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 June 2016
Date of Acceptance: 24 March 2015
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:16

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