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PRODUCTION OF FORMATE FROM CARBON DIOXIDE WITH IMMOBILIZED IRIDIUM PINCER COMPLEX CATALYSTS

United States Patent Application

20150218717
A1
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Catalytic compounds, catalytic electrodes comprising such compounds useful for generating formate from carbon dioxide, and methods of regenerating such electrodes are described. The catalytic compounds are in general compounds of Formula (I) or Formula (II): ##STR00001## wherein: each R is independently H or a C.sub.1-C.sub.30 hydrocarbyl radical; each R.sub.1 is independently a C.sub.1-C.sub.30 hydrocarbyl radical; each X is independently selected from O and CH.sub.2; L is a covalent bond or linking group; Z is an at least one planar pi-bond containing organic group; each Q is a neutral two-electron donor ligand; n is 1 or 2; and A.sup.- is a non-coordinating counter-anion.
Kang, Peng (Durham, NC), Brookhart, Maurice (Carrboro, NC), Meyer, Thomas (Chapel Hill, NC), Zhang, Sheng (Chapel Hill, NC)
14/ 608,652
January 29, 2015
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-SC0001011 awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights to this invention.