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Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Carbondioxide to Alcohols

  1. Robert H. Crabtree

Published Online: 18 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia811

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

How to Cite

Crabtree, R. H. 2011. Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Conversion of Carbondioxide to Alcohols. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JAN 2011

Abstract

Energy storage for intermittent alternative energy sources such as wind and solar could take the form of CO2 reduction to liquid fuels, such as methanol. Electrochemical and photoelectrochemical methods are discussed.

Keywords:

  • energy storage;
  • methanol;
  • carbon dioxide;
  • electroreduction;
  • electrochemistry;
  • photochemistry