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The steps of activating a prospective CO2 hydrogenation catalyst with combined CO2 capture and reduction

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Combining CO2 capture and reduction is an efficient strategy to alleviate the high energy requirements for processing CO2 prior to reduction. Catalytic hydrogenation of CO2 captured as alkylcarbonate has previously been reported, but it's ambiguous whether the alkylcarbonate is reduced, as it is in dynamic equilibrium with neutral CO2 in solution. New studies are presented to elucidate the reduction mechanisms of CO2, and CO2 that is captured in solution using a homogeneous ruthenium hydride complex.

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Submitted
01 Jul 2016
Accepted
03 Aug 2016
First published
10 Aug 2016

Green Chem., 2016,18, 4871-4874
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Communication

The steps of activating a prospective CO2 hydrogenation catalyst with combined CO2 capture and reduction

D. B. Lao, B. R. Galan, J. C. Linehan and D. J. Heldebrant, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 4871
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC01800A

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