Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities ›› 2020, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (11): 2393-2403.doi: 10.7503/cjcu20200427

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Advances in CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol by Heterogeneous Catalysis

WANG Yanyan1,2, LIU Huizhen1,2(), HAN Buxing1,2()   

  1. 1.Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences,CAS Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface and Thermodynamics,Institute of Chemistry,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100190,China
    2.School of Chemical Science,University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100049,China
  • Received:2020-07-06 Online:2020-11-10 Published:2020-11-06
  • Contact: LIU Huizhen;
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Key Research and Development Project of China(2018YFB0605801)


In recent years, with the gradually increased content of carbon dioxide in air, the catalytic conversion of CO2 has attracted broad attention in scientific and industrial community. CO2 hydrogenation to methanol by heterogeneous catalysis is one of the most important means to realize the utilization of CO2, which has a promising application prospect. In this review, we outline recent advances in CO2 hydrogenation to methanol by heterogeneous catalysis and focus on widely studied metal and metal oxide catalysts. Besides, we give a brief introduction to the reaction mechanism. Finally, we provide the challenges and opportunities in this area.

Key words: Carbon dioxide, Methanol, Heterogeneous catalysis

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