Protophilic solvent-impelled quasi-catalytic CO2 valorization to formic acid and N-formamides

Wu, Hongguo and Li, Hu and Zhao, Wenfeng and Sudarsanam, Putla and Yang, Song (2022) Protophilic solvent-impelled quasi-catalytic CO2 valorization to formic acid and N-formamides. Fuel, 326. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0016-2361

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As a low-price and luxuriant C1 sustainable resource, CO2 has the privilege of synthesizing hydrogen carriers and valuable chemicals. However, expensive metallic and organic catalysts are often indispensable for going on wheels of the relevant reaction processes. In this work, a protophilic solvent-impelled quasi-catalytic system was developed for efficient synthesis of formic acid and various N-formamides with high yields of 76–94% via reductive CO2 functionalization under mild reaction conditions (50 °C). Direct activation of the liquid hydrosilane toward the reduction of CO2 enabled by DMSO with optimum basicity/protophilicity is the predominant reaction route among the examined interaction models, while carbonic acid potentially derived from excessive CO2 and residual water inhibits the reaction, as explicitly disclosed by theoretical calculations and isotope labeling experiments. In addition, the in situ formed O-formyl species is conductive to the cascade CO2 reduction steps, which remarkably facilitated the overall quasi-catalytic upgrading process. © 2022 Elsevier Ltd

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Sudarsanam, Putla
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Additional Information: This study was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China ( 21908033 ), Guizhou Science & Technology Foundation ( ZK[2022]011 ), Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation ( 161030 ), Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities of China (111 Program, D20023 ), and Guizhou Frontiers Science Center for Asymmetric Synthesis and Medicinal Molecules ( [2020]004 ).
Uncontrolled Keywords: CO2 utilization; Formic acid; Green energy; Nitrogenous chemicals; Quasi-catalysis
Subjects: Others > Agricultural engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2022 10:21
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2022 10:21
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