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Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid Decomposition with a Ruthenium Catalyst Promoted by Functionalized Ionic Liquids

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  • Xueli Li,

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0931-4968116
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (PR China)
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  • Xiangyuan Ma,

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0931-4968116
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  • Feng Shi Prof.,

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0931-4968116
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  • Youquan Deng Prof.

    1. Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 0931-4968116
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Abstract

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A series of amine-functionalized ionic liquids is prepared and used for hydrogen generation by the selective catalytic decomposition of formic acid. A good catalytic activity was obtained using an iPr2NEMimCl–HCOONa system at 40 °C. The use of volatile organic amines is thus avoided, simplifying the purification of hydrogen

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