Continuous-flow hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to pure formic acid using an Integrated scCO2 process with immobilized catalyst and base

Sebastian Wesselbaum, Ulrich Hintermair, Walter Leitner

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Dual role for CO2: Pure formic acid can be obtained continuously by hydrogenation of CO2 in a single processing unit (see scheme). An immobilized ruthenium organometallic catalyst and a nonvolatile base in an ionic liquid (IL) are combined with supercritical CO2 as both reactant and extractive phase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8585-8588
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number34
Early online date12 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2012


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