A well-defined iron catalyst for the reduction of bicarbonates and carbon dioxide to formates, alkyl formates, and formamides

Christopher Federsel, Albert Boddien, Ralf Jackstell, Reiko Jennerjahn, Paul J. Dyson, Rosario Scopelliti, Gabor Laurenczy, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A will of iron: An active well-defined iron complex (see structure; gray C, white H, yellow B, green F, brown Fe, pink P) catalyzes the title reaction (see scheme). The iron-catalyzed reduction of readily available bicarbonates to formates has also been demonstrated for the first time. This reaction could be an important step in the use of CO2 for hydrogen storage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9777-9780
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume49
Issue number50
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • carbon dioxide
  • formate
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenation
  • iron

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