Ultra-Low-Temperature Water–Gas Shift Catalysis using Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) Materials*



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SILP inside the eye of your mind: A new class of water–gas shift catalyst system that outperforms commercial shift catalysts under ultra-low-temperature real gas conditions (T<160 °C) has been developed. The new catalysts consist of [{RuCl2(CO)3}2] dissolved in a chloride ionic liquid and dispersed on a porous basic support using the SILP approach. Its robustness and recyclability make it highly attractive for industrial hydrogen production.