Catalytic hydrogen production from paraformaldehyde and water using an organoiridium complex

Tomoyoshi Suenobu, Yusuke Isaka, Satoshi Shibata, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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Abstract

Paraformaldehyde was decomposed using an organoiridium complex (1, [IrIII(Cp∗)(4-(1H-pyrazol-1-yl-κN2)benzoic acid-κC3)(H2O)]2SO4) as a catalyst in water to produce H2 and CO2 in a 2:1 molar ratio at room temperature. The catalytic cycle is composed of the reduction of 1 by paraformaldehyde under basic conditions to produce formic acid and the hydride complex, which reacts with protons to produce H2. Formic acid further decomposed to H2 and CO2 with 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1670-1672
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Jan 2015

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