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Keywords:

  • carbon dioxide (CO2);
  • formic acid (HCOOH);
  • ionic liquids;
  • syngas;
  • triruthenium dodecacarbonyl [Ru3(CO)12]

Abstract

In light of the growing scarcity of petroleum-based raw materials, carbon dioxide (CO2) is becoming increasing attractive as organic carbon source. In this perspective, formic acid (HCOOH) might be an interesting bio-renewable solution to store, transport, and activate carbon dioxide for the synthesis of value-added chemicals. Herein, HCOOH has been successfully used as C1 building block for the synthesis of a library of alcohols via a catalysed oxo-synthesis, under green experimental conditions.