An Update on Formic Acid Dehydrogenation by Homogeneous Catalysis

Chao Guan, Yupeng Pan, Tonghuan Zhang, Manjaly John Ajitha, Kuo-Wei Huang

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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 CO2 and H2 that can be applied in fuel cells. A large number of transition-metal based homogeneous cata-lysts 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(catalyston-cost number)/(catalyston-costfrequency).Conclusive re-marks are provided with future challenges and opportunities.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
StatePublished - Feb 27 2020


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