Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Imidazolium-Functionalized Molecular Catalysts Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the first examples of CO2 electro-reduction catalysts that feature charged imidazolium groups in the secondary coordination sphere. The functionalized Lehn-type catalysts display significant differences in their redox properties and improved catalytic activities as compared to the conventional reference catalyst. Our results suggest that the incorporated imidazolium moieties do not solely function as a charged tag but also alter mechanistic aspects of catalysis.

author list (cited authors)

  • Sung, S., Kumar, D., Gil-Sepulcre, M., & Nippe, M.

citation count

  • 131

complete list of authors

  • Sung, Siyoung||Kumar, Davinder||Gil-Sepulcre, Marcos||Nippe, Michael

publication date

  • January 2017