Ruthenium-catalysed decomposition of formic acid: Fuel cell and catalytic applications

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625727
Title:
Ruthenium-catalysed decomposition of formic acid: Fuel cell and catalytic applications
Authors:
Piola, Lorenzo; Fernández-Salas, José A.; Nahra, Fady; Poater, Albert; Cavallo, Luigi ( 0000-0002-1398-338X ) ; Nolan, Steven P.
Abstract:
The decomposition of formic acid into H2 and CO2 was successfully performed using a ruthenium hydride catalyst, without any concomitant CO evolution. The reaction mechanism is investigated by means of density functional theory calculations (DFT). The generated H2 was further exploited in a fuel cell to produce electricity. The catalytic hydrogenation of conjugated olefins, using this dihydrogen generation procedure, is also reported.
KAUST Department:
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Piola L, Fernández-Salas JA, Nahra F, Poater A, Cavallo L, et al. (2017) Ruthenium-catalysed decomposition of formic acid: Fuel cell and catalytic applications. Molecular Catalysis 440: 184–189. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2017.06.021.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Molecular Catalysis
Issue Date:
8-Aug-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.mcat.2017.06.021
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2468-8231
Sponsors:
We are thankful to Dr Lanying Lu and Prof John Irvine for assistance with the fuel cell and windmill experiments. We also thank Dr Philip Landon and Sasol for the GC gas analyses. We thank King Saud University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Award No. OSR-2015-CCF-1974-03) for support. A.P. thanks the Spanish MINECO for a project CTQ2014-59832-JIN.
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468823117303280
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Articles; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

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dc.contributor.authorPiola, Lorenzoen
dc.contributor.authorFernández-Salas, José A.en
dc.contributor.authorNahra, Fadyen
dc.contributor.authorPoater, Alberten
dc.contributor.authorCavallo, Luigien
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Steven P.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:36Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-08en
dc.identifier.citationPiola L, Fernández-Salas JA, Nahra F, Poater A, Cavallo L, et al. (2017) Ruthenium-catalysed decomposition of formic acid: Fuel cell and catalytic applications. Molecular Catalysis 440: 184–189. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2017.06.021.en
dc.identifier.issn2468-8231en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mcat.2017.06.021en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625727-
dc.description.abstractThe decomposition of formic acid into H2 and CO2 was successfully performed using a ruthenium hydride catalyst, without any concomitant CO evolution. The reaction mechanism is investigated by means of density functional theory calculations (DFT). The generated H2 was further exploited in a fuel cell to produce electricity. The catalytic hydrogenation of conjugated olefins, using this dihydrogen generation procedure, is also reported.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe are thankful to Dr Lanying Lu and Prof John Irvine for assistance with the fuel cell and windmill experiments. We also thank Dr Philip Landon and Sasol for the GC gas analyses. We thank King Saud University and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Award No. OSR-2015-CCF-1974-03) for support. A.P. thanks the Spanish MINECO for a project CTQ2014-59832-JIN.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468823117303280en
dc.subjectRutheniumen
dc.subjectFormic aciden
dc.subjectDecompositionen
dc.subjectHydrogenen
dc.subjectCarbon dioxideen
dc.titleRuthenium-catalysed decomposition of formic acid: Fuel cell and catalytic applicationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)en
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalMolecular Catalysisen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartamento de Química Orgánica (Módulo 1), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049-Madrid, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversiteit Gent, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Krijgslaan 281, S-3, B-9000 Ghent, Belgiumen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi and Departament de Química, Universitat de Girona, Campus Montilivi, 17003 Girona, Catalonia, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabiaen
kaust.authorPoater, Alberten
kaust.authorCavallo, Luigien
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