Valorization of CO2 in methanol: which reactive species lead the dance?
Researchers from the IRCELYON laboratory have succeeded in highlighting the reaction mechanisms of the catalytic conversion of CO2 into methanol. This study, published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition, opens up prospects for the development of more efficient and less expensive catalysts to valorize this greenhouse gas.
More information in the article of the INC of the CNRS devoted to this work:
Cu-bound formates are main reaction intermediates during CO2 hydrogenation to methanol over Cu/ZrO2
Frederic Christian Meunier, Isaac Dansette, Anaelle Paredes-Nunez & Yves Schuurman
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2023