Homogeneous Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide with Transition Metal Complexes

Takao Ikariya, Philip G. Jessop, Makoto Tokunaga, Ryoji Noyori

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Recent advances in the efficiency of the homogeneous catalytic reduction of carbon dioxide may bring CO2 fixation by this method from a research curiosity into an industrially applicable process. The reduction of CO2 to bulk chemicals such as dimethylformamide, methyl formate, and methanol offers a safer alternative to toxic CO-based processes. This review describes stoichiometric and homogeneously catalyzed reactions of CO2, especially those which involve hydrogenation by hydrogen gas. The newly discovered advantages of supercritical CO2 as a medium for its own fixation will be particularly highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1043
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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