These authors contributed equally to this work and should be considered as first authors.
Selective Reduction of Aqueous Protons to Hydrogen with a Synthetic Cobaloxime Catalyst in the Presence of Atmospheric Oxygen†
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 37, pages 9381–9384, September 10, 2012
How to Cite
Lakadamyali, F., Kato, M., Muresan, N. M. and Reisner, E. (2012), Selective Reduction of Aqueous Protons to Hydrogen with a Synthetic Cobaloxime Catalyst in the Presence of Atmospheric Oxygen . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 9381–9384. doi: 10.1002/anie.201204180
This work was supported by the U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/H00338X/2), the University of Cambridge, the Austrian Christian Doppler Research Association (Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth and the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development), and the OMV Group. Dr. Anna Reynal, Prof. James R. Durrant, and Prof. Jonas C. Peters are acknowledged for fruitful discussions.
- Issue published online: 5 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAY 2012
- U.K. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Grant Number: EP/H00338X/2
- University of Cambridge
- Austrian Christian Doppler Research Association
- water splitting
Protons preferred: A cobalt catalyst is reported that evolves H2 electro- and photocatalytically at room temperature, in pH-neutral water, and in the presence of atmospheric O2 (see scheme). The catalyst shows respectable Faradaic efficiencies under N2 and 21 % O2 in N2, and can be used under both homogeneous and heterogeneous conditions.