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Issue 4, 2011
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From NaHCO3 into formate and from isopropanol into acetone: Hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol in high-temperature water

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Abstract

In high-temperature water (HTW), NaHCO3 is reduced into formate using isopropanol as a reducing agent. Based on the initial reducing agent isopropanol, a relatively high yield of formate was obtained of about 70%. Another curious aspect in HTW is that water molecules may act as a catalyst for hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol, taking the place of the metal catalysts used in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of CO2. The present work should help facilitate studies for developing new green processes for the transformation of CO2 using organic hydrogen sources as the reducing agents.

Graphical abstract: From NaHCO3 into formate and from isopropanol into acetone: Hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol in high-temperature water

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2010, accepted on 19 Jan 2011 and first published on 14 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00627K
Citation: Green Chem., 2011,13, 820-823
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    From NaHCO3 into formate and from isopropanol into acetone: Hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol in high-temperature water

    Z. Shen, Y. Zhang and F. Jin, Green Chem., 2011, 13, 820
    DOI: 10.1039/C0GC00627K

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