Metal-Organic Frameworks for Carbon Dioxide Conversion
Carbon dioxide (CO2), the anthropogenically emitted gas, has been recognized as the primary contributor to global warming. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are potentially the ideal candidates for the next-generation CO2 capture and conversion materials, owing to ultrahigh surface area and versatile functionality. This project is to functionalize MOFs with organic moieties having strong interactions with CO2. Our recent focus is to use N-heterocyclic carbene as catalytic sites or stabilization ligands to introduce (photo)catalytic acitivity of CO2 reduction into MOFs (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 2844; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, DOI: 10.1002/anie.2021 05420).