New "Smart" electrodes for reducing CO2 to CO

In a new paper published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society,  the Hamers and Berry groups collaborated to produce "smart" electrodes that can reduce CO2 to CO. In the newly published work,  a Cobalt-based porphyrin was covalently linked to electrodes made from conductive diamond, and used to reduce CO2 to CO. The reserach demonstrates the ability to combine the outstanding chemical stability and electrical conductivity of doped diamond and the selectivity and catalytic activity of molecular catalysts. Authors include Shu A. Yao, Rose Ruther, Linghong Zhang, Ryan Franking, Robert J. Hamers, and John F. Berry.   You can read the full paper at this URL