Hydrogenation of CO2\n-Derived Carbonates and Polycarbonates to Methanol and Diols by Metal-Ligand Cooperative Manganese Catalysis
Azofra Mesa, Luis
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2018-09-03
Print Publication Date2018-10-08
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AbstractThe first base-metal-catalysed hydrogenation of CO2 -derived carbonates to alcohols is presented. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions in the presence of a well-defined manganese complex with a loading as low as 0.25 mol %. The non-precious-metal homogenous catalytic system provides an indirect route for the conversion of CO2 into methanol with the co-production of value-added (vicinal) diols in yields of up to 99 %. Experimental and computational studies indicate a metal-ligand cooperative catalysis mechanism.
CitationZubar V, Lebedev Y, Azofra LM, Cavallo L, El-Sepelgy O, et al. (2018) Hydrogenation of CO2\n-Derived Carbonates and Polycarbonates to Methanol and Diols by Metal-Ligand Cooperative Manganese Catalysis. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201805630.
SponsorsL.M.A. and L.C. thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for support. Gratitude is also due to the KAUST Supercomputing Laboratory for providing computational resources and granting access to the supercomputer Shaheen II.