Hetero-diatomic sites for photocatalytic C – C coupling: Mechanistic understanding of reaction mechanisms

  • POSTED DATE : 2024-03-22
  • WRITER : 화학과
  • HIT : 590
  • DATE : 2024년 3월 28일(목) 오후 4시 30분
  • PLACE : 330226호
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제  목 : Hetero-diatomic sites for photocatalytic C – C coupling: Mechanistic understanding of reaction mechanisms

연  사 : 김태규 교수(KAIST 화학과)

일  시 : 2024년 3월 28일(목) 오후 4시 30분


장  소 : 화학관 2층 330226호실




Hetero-diatomic sites for photocatalytic C  C coupling: Mechanistic understanding of reaction mechanisms


Tae Kyu Kim

Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea


While diatomic-site catalysts (DAC) have garnered tremendous attention for selective CO2 photoreduction, the diatomic-type effect on the product selectivity is severely neglected in dual-atom catalysis, especially in the thermodynamical and kinetical mechanism of CO2 to C2+ products. In this presentation, we present our recent approach to fabricate covalent organic framework (COF) based DAC photocatalysts, and to elucidate related photocatalytic reaction mechanisms. We first engineered a novel Zn-porphyrin/RuCu-pincer complex DAC (ZnPor-RuCuDAC) by cross-organizing dual-atom sites into a COF. Under light illumination, heteronuclear ZnPor-RuCuDAC exhibited the best acetate selectivity (95.1%) with an average rate of 400.5 μmol g−1 h−1, while the homoatomic counterparts presented the best CO selectivity. A series of in-situ spectroscopic analyses revealed that the heteronuclear Ru–Cu sites easily appear as C–C coupling intermediates. Detailed theoretical calculations confirmed that due to the strong gradient orbital coupling caused by the Ru 4d–Cu 3d orbital resonance, two formed *CO intermediates of the heteroatom showed a significantly weaker electrostatic repulsion for an asymmetric charge distribution, which resulted from a side-to-side absorption and narrow dihedral angle distortion. Our approach provides a crucial perspective on the symmetry-forbidden coupling mechanism of C1 intermediates on DACs.

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