Special Issue "CO2 Catalytic Conversion and Utilization"

A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Catalysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2022 | Viewed by 528

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Kuan Chang
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School of Chemical and Material Engineering, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Dadao, Wuxi, China
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; plasma-assisted catalysis; DFT computation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The growing threat of global climate change as well as ocean acidification has received increasing attention in recent years. To solve this problem, scientists all over the world have devoted many efforts to the catalytic conversion of CO2. Using thermocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis methods, various fuels and chemicals could be synthesized from CO2, which is vital for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and neutralizing the negative impacts of CO2 emissions on the environment.

In past years, a lot of progress has been achieved in the conventional CO2 catalytic conversion route. Additionally, new catalytic conversion routes have been proposed by researchers all over the world. Therefore, this Special Issue of Catalysts on CO2 catalytic conversion will publish papers on new research findings, including the novel CO2 catalytic conversion route, catalytic mechanisms for CO2 conversion, high performance catalysts in CO2 catalytic conversion, and so on.

Dr. Kuan Chang
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • CO2 conversion
  • CO2 activation
  • CO2 electroreduction
  • CO2 photocatalytic conversion
  • catalysis mechanism
  • heterogeneous catalysis

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Biosynthesis of Pyrrole-2-carbaldehyde via Enzymatic CO2 Fixation
Catalysts 2022, 12(5), 538; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal12050538 - 14 May 2022
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The use of CO2 as a chemical building block is of considerable interest. To achieve carbon fixation at ambient conditions, (de)carboxylase enzymes offer an attractive route but frequently require elevated [CO2] levels to yield the acid product. However, it has [...] Read more.
The use of CO2 as a chemical building block is of considerable interest. To achieve carbon fixation at ambient conditions, (de)carboxylase enzymes offer an attractive route but frequently require elevated [CO2] levels to yield the acid product. However, it has recently been shown that the coupling of a UbiD-type decarboxylase with carboxylic acid reductase yields the corresponding aldehyde product at near ambient [CO2]. Here, we show this approach can be expanded to different UbiD and CAR enzymes to yield alternative products, in this case, the production of pyrrole-2-carbaldehyde from pyrrole, using Pseudomonas aeruginosa HudA/PA0254 in combination with Segniliparus rotundus CAR. This confirms the varied substrate range of the respective UbiD and CAR enzymes can be harnessed in distinct combinations to support production of a wide range of aldehydes via enzymatic CO2 fixation. Full article
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