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Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction to CO emerges as a potential route of utilizing the excessively emitted CO2. Metal-N-C hybrid structures have shown unique activities, of which the active centers and reaction mechanisms, however, remain unclear due to the ambiguity in true atomic structures for prepared catalysts. Herein, combining density functional theory calculations and experimental studies, we explored the reaction mechanisms on well-defined metal-N4 sites by using metal phthalocyanines as model catalysts. Our theoretical calculations reveal that cobalt phthalocyanine exhibits the optimum activity for CO2 reduction to CO, because of the moderate *CO binding energy on the Co site which accommodates the *COOH formation and the *CO desorption. It is further confirmed by experimental studies, where cobalt phthalocyanine delivers the best performance, with a maximal CO Faradaic efficiency reaching 99%, and maintains the stable performance for over 60 hours.
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Name: Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
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Study of intracellular distribution of chemicals, reaction sites, enzymes, etc., by means of staining reactions, radioactive isotope uptake, selective metal distribution in electron microscopy, or other methods.
An evanescent cutaneous reaction occurring when antibody is injected into a local area on the skin and antigen is subsequently injected intravenously along with a dye. The dye makes the rapidly occurring capillary dilatation and increased vascular permeability readily visible by leakage into the reaction site. PCA is a sensitive reaction for detecting very small quantities of antibodies and is also a method for studying the mechanisms of immediate hypersensitivity.
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding. (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed) Includes understanding by a patient or research subject of information disclosed orally or in writing.
Short tracts of DNA sequence that are used as landmarks in GENOME mapping. In most instances, 200 to 500 base pairs of sequence define a Sequence Tagged Site (STS) that is operationally unique in the human genome (i.e., can be specifically detected by the polymerase chain reaction in the presence of all other genomic sequences). The overwhelming advantage of STSs over mapping landmarks defined in other ways is that the means of testing for the presence of a particular STS can be completely described as information in a database.
A method for the detection of very small quantities of antibody in which the antigen-antibody-complement complex adheres to indicator cells, usually primate erythrocytes or nonprimate blood platelets. The reaction is dependent on the number of bound C3 molecules on the C3b receptor sites of the indicator cell.