Efficient catalytic greenhouse gas-free hydrogen and aldehyde formation from aqueous alcohol solutions

Tracy L. Lohr, Aidan R. Mouat, Neil M. Schweitzer, Peter C Stair, Massimiliano Delferro, Tobin J Marks

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Hydrogen is an ideal fuel candidate due to its clean combustion characteristics. Here we report an inexpensive and sustainable Mo-based, carbon-supported catalyst that generates H2 and the corresponding aldehyde from aqueous methanol or ethanol at high rates with negligible greenhouse gas co-production. The aldehyde coproducts lend value to this process without producing CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1558-1562
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution

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