Bioinduced Room-Temperature Methanol Reforming

Leo E. Heim, Daniel Thiel, Christian Gedig, Jan Deska, Martin H. G. Prechtl

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Imitating nature's approach in nucleophile-activated formaldehyde dehydrogenation, air-stable ruthenium complexes proved to be exquisite catalysts for the dehydrogenation of formaldehyde hydrate as well as for the transfer hydrogenation to unsaturated organic substrates at loadings as low as 0.5 mol%. Concatenation of the chemical hydrogen-fixation route with an oxidase-mediated activation of methanol gives an artificial methylotrophic in vitro metabolism providing methanol-derived reduction equivalents for synthetic hydrogenation purposes. Moreover, for the first time methanol reforming at room temperature was achieved on the basis of this bioinduced dehydrogenation path delivering hydrogen gas from aqueous methanol.
TidsskriftAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Udgave nummer35
Sider (fra-til)10308-10312
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa

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