A Stable Manganese Pincer Catalyst for the Selective Dehydrogenation of Methanol

María Andérez-Fernández, Lydia K. Vogt, Steffen Fischer, Wei Zhou, Haijun Jiao, Marcel Garbe, Saravanakumar Elangovan, Kathrin Junge, Henrik Junge, Ralf Ludwig, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

For the first time, structurally defined manganese pincer complexes catalyze the dehydrogenation of aqueous methanol to hydrogen and carbon dioxide, which is a transformation of interest with regard to the implementation of a hydrogen and methanol economy. Excellent long-term stability was demonstrated for the Mn-PNPiPr catalyst, as a turnover of more than 20 000 was reached. In addition to methanol, other important hydrogen carriers were also successfully dehydrogenated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • dehydrogenation
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • ligand design
  • manganese
  • methanol

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