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An amino acid based system for CO2 capture and catalytic utilization to produce formates

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Abstract

Herein, we report a novel amino acid based reaction system for CO2 capture and utilization (CCU) to produce formates in the presence of the naturally occurring amino acid L-lysine. Utilizing a specific ruthenium-based catalyst system, hydrogenation of absorbed carbon dioxide occurs with high activity and excellent productivity. Noteworthy, following the CCU concept, CO2 can be captured from ambient air in the form of carbamates and converted directly to formates in one-pot (TON > 50 000). This protocol opens new potential for transforming captured CO2 from ambient air to C1-related products.

Graphical abstract: An amino acid based system for CO2 capture and catalytic utilization to produce formates

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Submitted
25 Jan 2021
Accepted
26 Feb 2021
First published
02 Mar 2021

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2021,12, 6020-6024
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Edge Article

An amino acid based system for CO2 capture and catalytic utilization to produce formates

D. Wei, H. Junge and M. Beller, Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 6020 DOI: 10.1039/D1SC00467K

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