Additive-free cobalt-catalysed hydrogenation of carbonates to methanol and alcohols

Francesco Ferretti, Florian Korbinian Scharnagl, Anna Dall'Anese, Ralf Jackstell, Sarim Dastgir, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Reduction of various organic carbonates to methanol and alcohols can be achieved in the presence of a molecularly-defined homogeneous cobalt catalyst. Specifically, the use of Co(BF4)2 in combination with either commercial or tailor-made tridentate phosphine ligands allows for additive-free hydrogenations of carbonates. Optimal results are obtained at relatively mild conditions (120 °C, 50 bar hydrogen pressure) in the presence of xylyl-Triphos L4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3548-3553
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Volume9
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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