Hydrogenation of CO2\n-Derived Carbonates and Polycarbonates to Methanol and Diols by Metal-Ligand Cooperative Manganese Catalysis

Viktoriia Zubar, Yury Lebedev, Luis Azofra Mesa, Luigi Cavallo, Osama El-Sepelgy, Magnus Rueping

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Abstract

The first base-metal-catalysed hydrogenation of CO2 -derived carbonates to alcohols is presented. The reaction proceeds under mild conditions in the presence of a well-defined manganese complex with a loading as low as 0.25 mol %. The non-precious-metal homogenous catalytic system provides an indirect route for the conversion of CO2 into methanol with the co-production of value-added (vicinal) diols in yields of up to 99 %. Experimental and computational studies indicate a metal-ligand cooperative catalysis mechanism.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13439-13443
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume57
Issue number41
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2018

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