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Bimetallic catalysts for CO.sub.2 hydrogenation and H.sub.2 generation from formic acid and/or salts thereof

United States Patent

August 4, 2015
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The invention relates to a ligand that may be used to create a catalyst including a coordination complex is formed by the addition of two metals; Cp, Cp* or an unsubstituted or substituted .pi.-arene; and two coordinating solvent species or solvent molecules. The bimetallic catalyst may be used in the hydrogenation of CO.sub.2 to form formic acid and/or salts thereof, and in the dehydrogenation of formic acid and/or salts thereof to form H.sub.2 and CO.sub.2.
Hull; Jonathan F. (Oakland, CA), Himeda; Yuichiro (Ibaraki, JP), Fujita; Etsuko (Port Jefferson, NY), Muckeman; James T. (Port Jefferson, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) (Tokyo, JP)
14/ 240,587
September 12, 2012
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH 10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.