Project C07

C07 Controlling the reactivity of photocatalytic hydride species

The project will focus on photo-electrocatalytic CO2 reduction without need for additional photosensitizers or photocathodes. The targeted methodology represents a novel approach to CO-selective catalysis by directly linking molecular photochemistry and cathodic reduction. The project will introduce a second catalyst generation, refine the photophysical and -chemical picture for light-driven CO2 activation by molecular hydrides, evaluate the thermochemical and kinetic basis for redox-mediated electrochemical multi-electron/multi-proton-reduction and develop photo-electocatalytic protocols.