Ralf Haiges - Ruthenium carbonyls as active catalysts for the decomposition of formic acid to H2 and CO2.

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  Publication Details (including relevant citation   information): Czaun, Miklos, Goeppert, Alain, May,   Robert, Zhang, Jenny J., Sax, Michael, Haiges, Ralf, Prakash, G.   K. Surya, Olah, George A., Prepr. Symp. - Am. Chem. Soc.,   Div. Fuel Chem., 2011, 56 (2), pp   146-147

  Abstract: Decompn. of formic acid was carried   out in high pressure reactors in the presence of ruthenium   trichloride and sodium formate over a temp. range of 90-120 °C.   In situ formed catalyst, [Ru4(CO)12H4] was isolated and   identified by NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Authentic   [Ru4(CO)12H4] catalyzed the decompn. of formic acid under mild   exptl. conditions indicating that [Ru4(CO)12H4] is an active   species or its direct precursor. [on SciFinder(R)]

  Address (URL): http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/preprints/display?div=fuel&meet=242&page=075_98160.p df