RuII-Mediated Hydrogen Transfer from Aqueous Glycerol to CO2: From Waste to Value-Added Products

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  • Prof. Angela Dibenedetto,

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    1. Department of Chemistry and CIRCC, University of Bari, Campus Universitario, via Orabona 4-70126 Bari (Italy), Fax: (+39) 080 5443606
    • Department of Chemistry and CIRCC, University of Bari, Campus Universitario, via Orabona 4-70126 Bari (Italy), Fax: (+39) 080 5443606
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  • Paolo Stufano,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CIRCC, University of Bari, Campus Universitario, via Orabona 4-70126 Bari (Italy), Fax: (+39) 080 5443606
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  • Dr. Francesco Nocito,

    1. Department of Chemistry and CIRCC, University of Bari, Campus Universitario, via Orabona 4-70126 Bari (Italy), Fax: (+39) 080 5443606
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  • Prof. Michele Aresta

    1. Department of Chemistry and CIRCC, University of Bari, Campus Universitario, via Orabona 4-70126 Bari (Italy), Fax: (+39) 080 5443606
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Abstract

Aqueous glycerol was used as the hydrogen source for the reduction of CO2 to the hydrogen carrier formic acid in the presence of the catalyst [RuCl2(PPh3)3]. All intermediates were identified and characterized. Glycerol was converted into glycolic acid, HO[BOND]CH2[BOND]COOH, that was identified by using 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy.

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