Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 39

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemPlusChem, Zeitschrift für Chemie

51_27/2012Cover Picture: Silicon Nanowires as Photoelectrodes for Carbon Dioxide Fixation (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 27/2012)

Photofixation of CO2 to produce synthetically valuable molecules can be achieved on a photoelectrode based on silicon nanowires. In their Communication on page 6709 ff., K. L. Tan, D. Wang et al. develop a strategy that uses aromatic ketones to receive the photogenerated electrons. The resulting radicals then react with carbon dioxide to afford α-hydroxy acids, which are precursors for the drugs ibuprofen and naproxen. In close resemblance to natural photosynthesis, their strategy gains reaction specificity by avoiding the direct reduction of CO2.

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