One- and Multi-electron Pathways for the Reduction of CO2 into C1 and C1+ Energy-Richer Molecules: Some Thermodynamic and Kinetic Facts



This chapter deals with the mechanism of reduction of “free” and coordinated CO2 by electron transfer. One-e and multi-e transfer pathways are compared energetically and their role in the conversion of CO2 into higher energy C1 or C1+-species is highlighted. The state of the knowledge is presented through the analysis of reference cases.


Metal Centre Ancillary Ligand Faradaic Efficiency Sacrificial Reagent XANES Measurement 
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