Low-Temperature Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Methanol with a Homogeneous Cobalt Catalyst

Jacob Schneidewind, Rosa Adam, Wolfgang Baumann, Ralf Jackstell, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Herein we describe the first homogeneous non-noble metal catalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2to methanol. The catalyst is formed in situ from [Co(acac)3], Triphos, and HNTf2and enables the reaction to be performed at 100 °C without a decrease in activity. Kinetic studies suggest an inner-sphere mechanism, and in situ NMR and MS experiments reveal the formation of the active catalyst through slow removal of the acetylacetonate ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1890-1893
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume56
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • carbon dioxide
  • cobalt
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogenation
  • methanol

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