Encyclopedia of Ionic Liquids

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Ionic Liquid-Promoted CO2 Reductive Functionalization

  • Xiaoya Li
  • Liang-Nian HeEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6739-6_36-1



Reductive functionalization of CO2 is the reaction combining both reduction of CO2 and C–N, C–C, and C–O bond construction, which is also so-called diagonal transformation. This reaction proceeds in a single step to ensure energy economy and a positive carbon balance ideally.

Scientific Fundamentals

Reductive Functionalization of CO2

From the viewpoint of sustainable chemistry, extensive attention has been attracted to the conversion of CO2 into value-added chemicals, materials, and fuels in both industry and academia because CO2 is an abundant, easily available, nontoxic, and renewable C1 source [10, 12, 13]. However, only a negligible proportion (~0.1%) of the total CO2is currently being consumed for chemical production due to its intrinsic thermodynamic stability and kinetic...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjinPeople’s Republic of China

Section editors and affiliations

  • Liang-Nian He
    • 1
  • Bhalchandra Bhanage
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjin, 300071People’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryInstitute of Chemical TechnologyMumbaiIndia