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Name Ms. Jessica Martin
Organization or Institution University of South Florida
Presentation Type Poster
Topic Materials Chemisry

Metal-organic framework host/guest photocatalysts for CO2 reduction


Jessica N. Martin and Randy W. Larsen

Author Institution(s)

University of South Florida


Currently, fossil fuels including coal, petroleum and natural gas, account for over 80% of worldwide energy usage. Combustion products from these energy systems make a significant contribution to greenhouse gases and represent a significant environmental threat. To mitigate the threat of greenhouse gas emission, catalysts capable of both capturing and reducing greenhouse gases, such as CO2, are of critical importance. A particularly attractive class of CO2 photoreduction catalyst involve Re(I)(CO)3(2,2’-bipyridine)L complexes where L represents a photoreleasable ligand. Coupling this type of catalyst with a porous metal-organic framework (MOF), capable of sequestering high concentrations of CO2, represents a significant advance in technology for CO2 mitigation. Here we describe the synthesis, optical properties, and solid state structural characterization of various Re(I)(CO)3(2,2’-bipyridine)L complexes encapsulated within the Zn(II)-trimesic acid based MOF, USF2. Effects of encapsulation on the Re(I) complex will be discussed as well as the consequences of confinement of the overall catalytic mechanism.