Additive-Free Ruthenium-Catalyzed Hydrogen Production from Aqueous Formaldehyde with High Efficiency and Selectivity

Lin Wang, Mehmed Z. Ertem, Ryoichi Kanega, Kazuhisa Murata, David J. Szalda, James Muckerman, Etsuko Fujita, Yuichiro Himeda

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Abstract

An efficient water-soluble ruthenium complex was developed for selective hydrogen production from aqueous formaldehyde under mild conditions with a high yield (∼95%). Hydrogen production by this catalytic system proceeds without using any additives or organic solvents, leading to a high turnover frequency (8300 h-1) and a record turnover number of 24»000. Moreover, based on mechanistic experiments and density functional theory (DFT) calculations, a step-by-step mechanism has been proposed for the catalytic cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8600-8605
Number of pages6
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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