Professor Marc Robert, Universite Paris Diderot, France
Professor Nobuharu Iwasawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Professor Osamu Ishitani, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
CO2 Reduction; CO2 Fixation; Artificial Photosynthsis; Electrochemistry; Photochemistry
The conversion of CO2 into useful chemicals is attracting much attention in relation to energy and environmental problems. In this session, the recent development of molecular catalysts for CO2 reduction/fixation will be reviewed. The catalysts include metal complexes, organometallic catalysts, supramolecular catalysts, metal organic frameworks, heterogeneous catalysts modified with metal complexes, and bio-inorganic catalysts. The catalysis involves organic reactions, electrochemical and photochemical reactions, and enzymatic reactions. The combination of catalytic systems with energy and electron supplying systems toward achieving artificial photosynthesis is also included.