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Issue 7, 2017
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Efficient catalytic greenhouse gas-free hydrogen and aldehyde formation from aqueous alcohol solutions

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Abstract

Hydrogen is an ideal fuel candidate due to its clean combustion characteristics. Here we report an inexpensive and sustainable Mo-based, carbon-supported catalyst that generates H2 and the corresponding aldehyde from aqueous methanol or ethanol at high rates with negligible greenhouse gas co-production. The aldehyde coproducts lend value to this process without producing CO2.

Graphical abstract: Efficient catalytic greenhouse gas-free hydrogen and aldehyde formation from aqueous alcohol solutions

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The article was received on 23 Dec 2016, accepted on 27 Mar 2017 and first published on 28 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03739A
Energy Environ. Sci., 2017,10, 1558-1562

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    Efficient catalytic greenhouse gas-free hydrogen and aldehyde formation from aqueous alcohol solutions

    T. L. Lohr, A. R. Mouat, N. M. Schweitzer, P. C. Stair, M. Delferro and T. J. Marks, Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, 10, 1558
    DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03739A

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