Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 48, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

Transfer hydrogenation of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate from glycerol under aqueous conditions

Author affiliations

Abstract

The transfer hydrogenation of CO2 from glycerol to afford formic and lactic acid is a highly attractive path to valorizing two waste streams and is a significantly more thermodynamically favorable process than direct CO2 hydrogenation. We report the first homogeneous catalyst for this transformation consisting of a water-soluble Ru N-heterocyclic carbene complex. The catalyst affords lactic and formic acid selectively in the presence of a base at temperatures between 150 and 225 °C. Carbonate salts can also be utilized in place of CO2, affording the same products at higher rates.

Graphical abstract: Transfer hydrogenation of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate from glycerol under aqueous conditions

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 19 Apr 2018, accepted on 15 May 2018 and first published on 16 May 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03157F
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 6184-6187
  •   Request permissions

    Transfer hydrogenation of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate from glycerol under aqueous conditions

    J. M. Heltzel, M. Finn, D. Ainembabazi, K. Wang and A. M. Voutchkova-Kostal, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 6184
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC03157F

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements