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Hydrogen from formic acid through its selective disproportionation over sodium germanate - a non-transition-metal catalysis system

Amos, Ruth; Heinroth, Falk; Chan, Bun; Zheng, Sisi; Haynes, Brian S.; Easton, Christopher; Masters, Anthony Frederick; Radom, Leo; Maschmeyer, Thomas


A robust catalyst for the selective dehydrogenation of formic acid to liberate hydrogen gas has been designed computationally, and also successfully demonstrated experimentally. This is the first such catalyst not based on transition metals, and it exhibits very encouraging performance. It represents an important step towards the use of renewable formic acid as a hydrogen-storage and transport vector in fuel and energy applications.

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201405360


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