Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation to Formic Acid With an Extremely Efficient Base-Free Homogeneous Catalytic System

16 September 2019, Version 1
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We present a highly efficient catalytic system to transform carbon dioxide to formic acid under base-free conditions. Our system employs a vbasic ionic liquid as a buffer for the producty. Our results show an exceptionally active catalyst with unprecedentedly high turnover numbers and frequency.


carbon dioxide
homogeneous catalysis
formic acid
ionic liquids

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