From NaHCO3 into formate and from isopropanol into acetone: Hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol in high-temperature water

Zheng Shen, Yalei Zhang, Fangming Jin

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Abstract

In high-temperature water (HTW), NaHCO3 is reduced into formate using isopropanol as a reducing agent. Based on the initial reducing agent isopropanol, a relatively high yield of formate was obtained of about 70%. Another curious aspect in HTW is that water molecules may act as a catalyst for hydrogen-transfer reduction of NaHCO3 with isopropanol, taking the place of the metal catalysts used in heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of CO2. The present work should help facilitate studies for developing new green processes for the transformation of CO2 using organic hydrogen sources as the reducing agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-823
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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