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Hydrogen from formic acid through its selective disproportionation over sodium germanate—a non-transition-metal catalysis system


Amos, RIJ and Heinroth, F and Chan, B and Zheng, S and Haynes, BS and Easton, CJ and Masters, AF and Radom, L and Maschmeyer, T, Hydrogen from formic acid through its selective disproportionation over sodium germanate a non-transition-metal catalysis system, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 53, (42) pp. 11275-11279. ISSN 1433-7851 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/anie.201405360


A robust catalyst for the selective dehydrogenation of formic acid to liberate hydrogen gas has been designed computationally, and also successfully demonstrated experimentally. This is the first such catalyst not based on transition metals, and it exhibits very encouraging performance. It represents an important step towards the use of renewable formic acid as a hydrogen-storage and transport vector in fuel and energy applications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:zeolites, computational chemistry, formic acid, hydrogen production, FOR 030306
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Theoretical and computational chemistry
Research Field:Theoretical quantum chemistry
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Processing of energy sources
Objective Field:Hydrogen production from renewable energy
UTAS Author:Amos, RIJ (Dr Ruth Amos)
ID Code:103942
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2015-10-29
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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