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Catalytic production of hydrogen from glucose and other carbohydrates under exceptionally mild reaction conditions

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Abstract

A catalytic reaction system for the production of hydrogen from sugars and even water-insoluble biomass like cellulose is presented. The reaction system is based on an ionic liquid that has the role to dissolve the carbohydrate feedstock and a ruthenium catalyst. As hydrogen dissolves in this media at very low level, hydrogen consuming side reactions have been hindered, leading to a gaseous product mixture consisting mainly of hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Investigations with isotopic labelling suggest a reaction sequence in which glucose first thermally decomposes to formic acid followed by Ru-catalyzed decomposition of the latter to hydrogen and CO2.

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The article was received on 12 Feb 2010, accepted on 21 Apr 2010 and first published on 25 May 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C002910F
Citation: Green Chem., 2010,12, 1150-1156
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    Catalytic production of hydrogen from glucose and other carbohydrates under exceptionally mild reaction conditions

    N. Taccardi, D. Assenbaum, M. E. M. Berger, A. Bösmann, F. Enzenberger, R. Wölfel, S. Neuendorf, V. Goeke, N. Schödel, H. -J. Maass, H. Kistenmacher and P. Wasserscheid, Green Chem., 2010, 12, 1150
    DOI: 10.1039/C002910F

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