Hydrogen generation from formic acid catalyzed by a metal complex under amine-free and aqueous conditions

Kuo-Wei Huang (Inventor), Chao Guan (Inventor), Yupeng Pan (Inventor), Jinsong Hu (Inventor), Huaifeng Li (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

The present invention provides a class of catalyst compounds that can safely and effectively release hydrogen gas from a chemical substrate without producing either noxious byproducts or byproducts that will deactivate the catalyst. The present invention provides catalysts used to produce hydrogen that has a satisfactory and sufficient lifespan (measured by turnover number (TON)), that has stability in the presence of moisture, air, acid, or impurities, promote a rapid reaction rate, and remain stable under the reaction conditions required for an effective hydrogen production system. Described herein are compounds for use as catalysts, as well as methods for producing hydrogen from formic acid and/or a formate using the disclosed catalysts. The methods include contacting formic acid and/or a formate with a catalyst as described herein, as well as methods of producing formic acid and/or a formate using the disclosed catalyst and methods for generating electricity using the catalysts described herein.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberWO 2018002850 A1
StatePublished - Jan 4 2018

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