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dc.contributor.supervisorHerbert, David E. (Chemistry)en_US
dc.contributor.authorGiesbrecht, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-08T21:25:06Z
dc.date.available2017-09-08T21:25:06Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationGiesbrecht, P. K.; Herbert, D. E., Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol in the Presence of Benzannulated Dihydropyridine Additives. ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2 (3), 549-555.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/32527
dc.description.abstractThe ability to recycle carbon dioxide (CO2) to liquid fuels such as methanol offers the potential for meeting global energy demands in a sustainable fashion. Coupling of this process to renewable energy sources electrochemically is one promising approach, where the interaction of the (photo)electrode and electrocatalyst is vital for ensuring high selectivity and efficiency for the reduction of CO2 to one product, with minimal external energy input. As such, this work investigates the ability of benzannulated pyridines (ANHs) and isolable dihydropyridines (DHPs) towards electrochemical reduction of CO2. The DHPs and ANHs investigated were found to reduce CO2 to methanol and formic acid at comparable efficiencies, providing the first experimental evidence for the participation of DHPs in electrochemical CO2 reduction. Electrochemical reduction of formic acid to methanol using ANHs and DHPs was also conducted, with simultaneous generation of a DHP from the ANH under CO2 reducing conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Societyen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectChemistryen_US
dc.subjectCarbon dioxide reductionen_US
dc.subjectAlternative energyen_US
dc.titleMechanistic insights towards the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to methanol facilitated by benzannulated pyridine and dihydropyridine additivesen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeSchreckenbach, H. Georg (Chemistry) Oliver, Derek (Electrical and Computer Engineering)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2017en_US


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