Aqueous phase homogeneous formic acid disproportionation into methanol

Herein we describe formic acid disproportionation into methanol with a homogeneous iridium catalyst. Methanol yields of up to 74% were obtained in D2O at 50 °C. Initial H2 pressures further enhanced methanol formation, resulting in a highly concentrated 9.8 m MeOH solution upon recycling.


Published in:
Green Chem., 19, 10, 2371-2378
Year:
2017
Publisher:
Cambridge, Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:
1463-9270
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