Ortho-metalation of iron(0) tribenzylphosphine complexes: Homogeneous catalysts for the generation of hydrogen from formic acid

Albert Boddien, Ralf Jackstell, Henrik Junge, Anke Spannenberg, Wolfgang Baumann, Ralf Ludwig, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

Without noble metals: A new catalyst derived from a non-noble metal has been developed for the selective generation of hydrogen from formic acid. DFT calculations and NMR spectroscopy support the formation of active ortho-metalated iron species as key intermediates during catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8993-8996
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume49
Issue number47
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • formic acid
  • homogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogen storage
  • iron
  • ortho-metalation

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