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February 20, 2017
VIP: Aqueous Biphasic Systems for the Synthesis of Formates by Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation: Integrated Reaction and Catalyst Separation for CO2-Scrubbing Solutions
Martin Scott, Dr. Beatriz Blas Molinos, Christian Westhues, Dr. Giancarlo Franciò and Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner
Scrubs up well: An integrated process for the synthesis of formate–amine adducts based on aqueous biphasic catalysis is presented. The solvent pair methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC)/water led to the most productive system with a ruthenium complex as catalyst. Re-use of the catalyst phase was demonstrated. This approach enables the direct hydrogenation of carbon dioxide in aqueous solutions of monoethanolamine and methyl diethanolamine, as used in carbon capture technologies, with a total turnover number of up to 150 000.
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