Towards a Practical Setup for Hydrogen Production from Formic Acid

Authors

  • Peter Sponholz,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Dörthe Mellmann,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Dr. Henrik Junge,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
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  • Prof. Matthias Beller

    Corresponding author
    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000
    • Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock (Germany), Fax: (+49) 381-1281-5000

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Abstract

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Formic acid cracker: A mini plant that allows for continuous formic acid decomposition to hydrogen and carbon dioxide under ambient conditions is presented. By using an in situ-formed ruthenium catalyst, unprecedented turnover numbers over 1 000 000 are achieved. The active catalyst is formed in situ from commercially available [RuCl2(benzene)]2 and 1,2-bisdiphenylphosphinoethane.

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