Iridium catalyzed hydrogenation of CO2 under basic conditions-Mechanistic insight from theory
2010 (English)In: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, ISSN 1381-1169, Vol. 324, no 1-2, 3-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The iridium(III) catalyzed hydrogenation of carbon dioxide under basic conditions was studied with density functional theory. It was found that the insertion of CO2 into an Ir-H bond proceeds via a two-step mechanism. The rate-limiting step was calculated to be the regeneration of the iridium(III) trihydride intermediate, and the overall barrier for the reaction was calculated to 26.1 kcal mol(-1). The formation of the iridium trihydride proceeds via formation of a cationic Ir(H)(2)(H-2) complex at which the base abstracts a proton from the dihydrogen ligand. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 324, no 1-2, 3-8 p.
DFT, Carbon dioxide, Iridium, Catalysis, Hydrogenation, Reduction, Formate, Base, Transition metal, Homogeneous
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27294DOI: 10.1016/j.molcata.2010.02.018ISI: 000278823100002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77954177655OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27294DiVA: diva2:376919
QC 201012132010-12-132010-12-092010-12-13Bibliographically approved