Front Cover: Selective Hydrogen Generation from Formic Acid with Well-Defined Complexes of Ruthenium and Phosphorus–Nitrogen PN3-Pincer Ligand

26 April, 2016

2016-Cover-ChemistryFormic acid (HCOOH) has been considered as a potential liquid source and storage material for hydrogen. Its high volumetric hydrogen capacity of 53 g H2 L, equivalent to an energy density of 1.77 kW h L−1, makes it attractive for automotive and mobile applications. A new class of PN3-pincer complexes were employed for the selective hydrogen generation from HCOOH, and a long life time of 150 h with a turnover number over 1 million was achieved. More information can be found in the Communication by Kuo-Wei Huang and Junrong Zheng et al.


Y. Pan, C.-L. Pan, Y. Zhang, H. Li, S. Min, X. Guo, B. Zheng, H. Chen, A. Anders, Z. Lai, J. Zheng, K.-W. Huang 
Chemistry-An Asian Journal, 11, 1357-1360 , (2016)

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