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Recent Advances in MOF-based Nanocatalysts for Photo-Promoted CO2 Reduction Applications

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China
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State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, China
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Catalysts 2019, 9(8), 658; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal9080658
Received: 3 July 2019 / Revised: 27 July 2019 / Accepted: 30 July 2019 / Published: 31 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue MOFs for Advanced Applications)
The conversion of CO2 to valuable substances (methane, methanol, formic acid, etc.) by photocatalytic reduction has important significance for both the sustainable energy supply and clean environment technologies. This review systematically summarized recent progress in this field and pointed out the current challenges of photocatalytic CO2 reduction while using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)-based materials. Firstly, we described the unique advantages of MOFs based materials for photocatalytic reduction of CO2 and its capacity to solve the existing problems. Subsequently, the latest research progress in photocatalytic CO2 reduction has been documented in detail. The catalytic reaction process, conversion efficiency, as well as the product selectivity of photocatalytic CO2 reduction while using MOFs based materials are thoroughly discussed. Specifically, in this review paper, we provide the catalytic mechanism of CO2 reduction with the aid of electronic structure investigations. Finally, the future development trend and prospect of photocatalytic CO2 reduction are anticipated. View Full-Text
Keywords: Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); photocatalysis; carbon dioxide reduction; renewable energy Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs); photocatalysis; carbon dioxide reduction; renewable energy
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Liu, C.; Wang, W.; Liu, B.; Qiao, J.; Lv, L.; Gao, X.; Zhang, X.; Xu, D.; Liu, W.; Liu, J.; Jiang, Y.; Wang, Z.; Wu, L.; Wang, F. Recent Advances in MOF-based Nanocatalysts for Photo-Promoted CO2 Reduction Applications. Catalysts 2019, 9, 658.

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