Towards an easy carbon dioxide reduction in aqueous solution

Gábor Laurenczy, Ferenc Joó, Levente Nádasdi

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The homogeneous hydrogenation of carbon dioxide into formate anion has been investigated in aqueous solution, using water soluble ruthenium(II)-phosphine (meta-monosulphonated triphenylphosphine, TPPMS; and 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane, PTA) complexes as catalysts. These reactions take place in amine free medium under mild conditions, bicarbonate anion is more active than carbon dioxide in the reduction. The initial turnover frequency of the reduction increases with increasing H2 pressure, as it was observed in situ by 13C and 1H NMR spectroscopy. High pressure FT-IR were used to find evidence for the formation of the catalytically active ruthenium hydride species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000


  • 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA)
  • Aqueous catalysis
  • Carbon dioxide reduction
  • Hydrogenation under pressure
  • Organometallic catalyst
  • Ruthenium
  • meta-monosulphonated triphenylphosphine (TPPMS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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