Journal of Chemical Sciences

, Volume 113, Issue 4, pp 343–350 | Cite as

Reduction of CO2 by nickel (II) macrocycle catalyst at HMDE

  • M. Aulice Scibioh
  • P. V. Ragini
  • S. Rani
  • V. R. Vijayaraghavan
  • B. Viswanathan


With the aim of finding a suitable electrocatalyst for the efficient reduction of carbon dioxide, the electrochemistry of nickel (II) complex of 1,3,6,9,11,14-hexaazatricyclo [12·2·1·1] octadecane was studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and controlled-potential electrolysis (CPE) techniques in the presence and absence of CO2 in 100% H2O, CH3CN-H2O mixtures (20–100%) and DMF-H2O (70–100%) mixtures. The efficiency of this process is determined using the coulometry technique. CO is the major product in the gaseous phase and HCOOH the sole product formed in the solution phase.


Nickel (II) azamacrocycle electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 electrochemical reduction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Aulice Scibioh
    • 1
  • P. V. Ragini
    • 2
  • S. Rani
    • 2
  • V. R. Vijayaraghavan
    • 2
  • B. Viswanathan
    • 1
  1. 1.Kinetics and Catalysis Laboratory, Department of ChemistryIndian Institute of TechnologyChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of MadrasChennaiIndia

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