Developing Bicatalytic Cascade Reactions: Ruthenium-catalyzed Hydrogen Generation From Methanol

Anastasiya Agapova, Henrik Junge, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A novel state-of-the-art bicatalytic system for hydrogen generation from aqueous methanol at low temperature and base concentration is described. Applying two molecularly defined ruthenium complexes A and B3 for methanol dehydrogenation at the same time under the same conditions, a synergistic effect is observed. This behavior is explained by the increase of the dehydrogenation of formic acid, which is formed as an intermediate, by the second catalyst B3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9345-9349
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume25
Issue number40
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • homogeneous catalysis
  • methanol dehydrogenation
  • pincer ligands
  • ruthenium
  • synergistic effect

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