Highly productive CO2 hydrogenation to methanol – a tandem catalytic approach via amide intermediates

M. Everett, D. F. Wass*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new system for CO2 reduction to methanol has been demonstrated using homogeneous ruthenium catalysts with a range of amine auxiliaries. Modification of this amine has a profound effect on the yield and selectivity of the reaction. A TON of 8900 and TOF of 4500 h-1 is achieved using a [RuCl2(Ph2PCH2CH2NHMe)2] catalyst with a diisopropylamine auxiliary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9502-9504
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number68
Early online date23 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2017

Structured keywords

  • BCS and TECS CDTs

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