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New Heterogeneous Catalyst Materials for Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid: Metallophthalocyanine-Based 2D- and 3D Covalent Organic Frameworks

In CO2COFs project we will meet the world’s need for new heterogeneous catalyst materials for catalytic CO2 hydrogenation to formic acid (FA) by developing novel metallophthalocyanine (MPc)-based covalent organic frameworks (COFs) with high crystallinity and large surface area for renewable hydrogen storage in formic acid (FA). Althought heterocatalytic CO2 hydrogenation to FA is one of the most promising conversions, relatively few catalytic materials have been reported for this transformation. Furthermore, there are many studies of the development of the homogeneous catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation to FA, but heterogenization of homogeneous Ru complexes by incorporating them onto supporting material is essentially unexplored. In CO2COFs project we will answer the demand by synthesizing MPc-based 2D- and 3D COFs which are highly crystalline materials offering a defined porous structure with definite binding sites for organometallic complexes. Prepared materials will be fully characterized and investigated in hydrogenation of CO2 to FA. One of the main targets of CO2COFs is to achieve recyclable heterogeneous catalysts with catalytic activities and efficiencies among the best reported worldwide. The results of CO2COFs project is expected attract the attention of companies related with catalysts and formic acid processing

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239,722.56 €

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239,722.56 €

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239,722.56 €

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MSCA-IF-EF-ST Standard European Fellowships

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

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Excellent Science