Efficient Hydrogen Production from Alcohols under Mild Reaction Conditions


  • M.N. thanks the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for financial support.


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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.