Selective Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid with Well-Defined Complexes of Ruthenium and Phosphorus-Nitrogen PN3-Pincer Ligand
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Chemical Science Program
Chemical and Biological Engineering Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2016-04-21
Print Publication Date2016-05-06
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621577
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AbstractAn unsymmetrically protonated PN3-pincer complex in which ruthenium is coordinated by one nitrogen and two phosphorus atoms was employed for the selective generation of hydrogen from formic acid. Mechanistic studies suggest that the imine arm participates in the formic acid activation/deprotonation step. A long life time of 150 h with a turnover number over 1 million was achieved. Grabbing hold: A PN3-pincer complex was employed for the selective hydrogen generation from formic acid. Mechanistic studies suggest the imine arm participates in the formic acid activation/deprotonation step. A long life time of 150 h with a turnover number over 1 million was achieved. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
CitationPan Y, Pan C-L, Zhang Y, Li H, Min S, et al. (2016) Selective Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid with Well-Defined Complexes of Ruthenium and Phosphorus-Nitrogen PN3-Pincer Ligand. Chemistry - An Asian Journal 11: 1357–1360. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asia.201600169.
SponsorsK.-W.H. acknowledges the financial support from KAUST and a SABIC Chair Professorship. J.Z. thanks the supports from NSF (CHE-1503865), the Welch foundation under Award No. C-1752, Packard fellowship, and Sloan fellowship. Y.Z. thanks a Schlumberger future faculty award.
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