Rajesh K. Yadav, Gyu Hwan Oh, No-Joong Park, Abhishek Kumar, Ki-jeong Kong, and Jin-Ook Baeg
Publication Date (Web): November 18, 2014 (Communication)
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The successful development of a photocatalyst/biocatalyst integrated system that carries out selective methanol production from CO2 is reported herein. The fine-tuned system was derived from a judicious combination of graphene-based visible light active photocatalyst (CCG-IP) and sequentially coupled enzymes. The covalent attachment of isatin-porphyrin (IP) chromophore to chemically converted graphene (CCG) afforded newly developed CCG-IP photocatalyst for this research endeavor. The current work represents a new benchmark for carrying out highly selective methanol formation from CO2 in an environmentally benign manner.