This research was supported by the NSFC (grant number 20903074) and the Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities of China. TEM characterization was performed by the University of St Andrews (UK) through the EPSRC access scheme.
Electronic Modulation of a Copper/Zinc Oxide Catalyst by a Heterojunction for Selective Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol†
Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 24, pages 5832–5836, June 11, 2012
How to Cite
Liao, F., Zeng, Z., Eley, C., Lu , Q., Hong, X. and Tsang, S. C. E. (2012), Electronic Modulation of a Copper/Zinc Oxide Catalyst by a Heterojunction for Selective Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 5832–5836. doi: 10.1002/anie.201200903
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 14 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 1 FEB 2012
- NSFC. Grant Number: 20903074
- Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities of China
- heterogeneous catalysis;
- carbon dioxide;
Methanol from CO2: For the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide, a marked increase in the methanol selectivity was observed when the reaction was catalyzed by Cu/rod-shaped ZnO/CdSe with heterojunction structure. Diffusion reflectance, photoluminescence, and ESR spectroscopies clearly indicated an increase in the electron density because of the incorporation of CdSe in the core–shell morphology of Cu/rod-shaped ZnO (see picture).