Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2023, Vol. 2023 ›› Issue (1): 140-148.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.2023.01.014

• CO2 Utilization • Previous Articles    

Electrocatalytic coupling of CO2 with organic compounds to value-added chemicals

Huan WANG1,2(), Jiaxing LU1,2,*()   

  1. 1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
    2. Institute of Eco-Chongming, Shanghai 202162, China
  • Received:2022-06-27 Accepted:2022-09-09 Online:2023-01-25 Published:2023-01-07
  • Contact: Jiaxing LU;


The efficient fixation and utilization of CO2 under mild conditions is one of the key components of green carbon science. The electrocatalytic coupling of CO2 and organic compounds can produce value-added chemicals, which is beneficial to sustainable development. In this review, we summarize the current methods of synthesizing carboxylic acids, organic carbonates, carbamates, and other chemicals via electrocatalytic CO2 coupling with organic compounds. We also present the latest research progress and opportunities in this field, such as asymmetric electrocarboxylation to construct chiral molecules, electrochemical ring-opening carboxylation, electrochemical N-methylation, electrocarboxylation with non-sacrificial anodes, and paired electrosynthesis.

Key words: carbon dioxide, electrocarboxylation, electrocatalysis, electroorganic synthesis

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