Electrochemical CO2 reduction in water at carbon cloth electrodes functionalized with a fac-Mn(apbpy)(CO)3Br complex.


Department of Chemistry and NIS (Centre of excellence), University of Torino via P. Giuria 7, 10125 Torino, Italy. [Email]


The organometallic complex (fac-Mn(apbpy)(CO)3Br) (apbpy = 4-(4-aminophenyl)-2,2'-bipyridine) grafted electrochemically onto carbon cloth serves as an electrocatalyst in the aqueous reduction of CO2 to syngas. A faradaic efficiency of around 60% for CO and 40% for H2 at -1.35 V is achieved together with a productivity rate higher than 870 NlCO h-1 gMn-1 at turnover numbers of up to 33 200 during 10 hours of operation.