Novel tin-based metal–organic frameworks for reducing carbon dioxide to formate
Green Car Congress
JUNE 5, 2023
Researchers from Tokyo Tech have developed a tin-based metal–organic framework (MOF) that can photocatalytically reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) into formate under visible light. The tin-based MOF exhibited a high apparent quantum yield of 9.8% and carried out extremely selective photoreduction without needing an additional photosensitizer. This could prove extremely useful, as currently, most metal complexes for reducing CO 2 to useful chemicals utilize expensive, rare and precious metals.