Metal-organic framework for photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide

Bankole, D.T. and Abodunrin, T.O and Egharevba, G.O and Oladipo, A. C. and Oladeji, O.S and Bello, O.S. Metal-organic framework for photocatalytic reduction of carbon dioxide. In: Metal-Organic Framework-Based Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage. Elsevier.

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The planet earth is faced with critical challenges that have threatened its continuous existence. Part of these challenges is pollution of the environment and depletion of fossil fuels. The severity of these challenges has led to the inclusion of climate action and clean and affordable energy as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Central to the achievement of these are the development of sustainable and renewable technologies for energy production and environmental remediation. Recent research efforts have been directed to the development of alternative strategies to combat the aforementioned challenges. The world is blessed with an abundant and inexhaustible supply of solar energy which can be utilized as alternate source of energy. Taking a cue from nature's photosynthesis led to the evolution of photocatalytic processes for energy applications. Crucial to this is the development of highly efficient materials for chemical transformations utilized for conversion and storage of solar energy. Prominent among recently investigated materials are metal organic frameworks (MOFs) whose catalytic applications have been explored for oxidation, epoxidation, and photocatalysis. Some of their unique properties which have strengthened their consideration as ideal photocatalysts are their extraordinary porosity, large surface areas, exceptional chemical functions and structural diversity, tailorable properties, and structures. All these are responsible for their adjustable ability to harvest light over a broad range, improvement in separation of electron-hole, uniform distribution of catalytic active sites, easy accessibility for catalysis to mention a few. This chapter systematically explores MOF-based photocatalysts used for reduction of CO2. The reduction strategies of MOF-based photocatalysts focusing on reduction of CO2will be addressed. The various products obtained for each of the reduction process will be considered alongside their energy applications. This review also provides future perspective addressing the applications of MOF as photocatalysts.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Adetola Oladipo
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 07:46
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