An update on Formic Acid Dehydrogenation by Homogeneous Catalysis

Chao Guan, Yupeng Pan, Tonghuan Zhang, Manjaly J Ajitha, Kuo-Wei Huang
Chemistry an Asian Journal, (2020)

An update on Formic Acid Dehydrogenation by Homogeneous Catalysis

Keywords

Formic acid Hydrogen energy carrier homogeneous catalysis

Abstract

​Formic acid (FA) has been extensively studied as one of the most promising hydrogen energy carriers today. The catalytic decarboxylation of FA ideally leads to the formation of CO 2 and H 2 that can be applied in fuel cells. A large number of transition‐metal based homogeneous catalysts with high activity and selectivity have been reported for the selective FA dehydrogentaion. In this review, we discussed the recent development of C,N/N,N‐ligand and pincer ligand‐based homogeneous catalysts for the FA dehydrogenation reaction. Some representative catalysts are further evaluated by the CON/COF assessment (catalyst on‐cost number)/(catalyst on‐cost frequency).Conclusive remarks are provided with the future challenges and opportunities.

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https://doi.org/10.1002/asia.201901676

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