Efficient hydrogen production from alcohols under mild reaction conditions

Martin Nielsen, Anja Kammer, Daniela Cozzula, Henrik Junge, Serafino Gladiali, Matthias Beller

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Run out of gas? A protocol for the title transformation under mild reaction conditions has been developed. Highest activities are found with an in situ catalyst system consisting of a 1:1 mixture of an HPNPiPr ligand and [RuH2(PPh3)3CO]. A turnover frequency of up to 14 145 h-1 and turnover number of more than 40 000 have been achieved for production of hydrogen gas from isopropyl alcohol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9593-9597
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number41
StatePublished - 4 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • alcohols
  • energy
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogen
  • sustainability


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