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Homogeneous syngas conversion

West, Nathan M. and Miller, Alexander J. M. and Labinger, Jay A. and Bercaw, John E. (2011) Homogeneous syngas conversion. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 255 (7-8). pp. 881-898. ISSN 0010-8545.

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Recent approaches to the homogeneous conversion of synthesis gas to organic chemicals and fuels are reviewed. Progress in this field is placed in the context of important industrially practiced transformations, such as the Fischer–Tropsch process for conversion of synthesis gas to higher alkanes, as well as previous attempts to produce a viable homogeneous alternative. Approaches to homogeneous syngas conversion discussed in some detail include the reduction of transition metal carbonyl complexes by main group hydrides or transition metal hydrides; unusual routes to formyls including radical-based late transition metal chemistry; early metal and lanthanide reductive couplings; cluster chemistry; and Lewis acid-assisted transformations. Our current research combines a number of these concepts in an attempt to convert syngas selectively to multicarbon organic fragments.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Elsevier B.V. Received 2 July 2010; accepted 25 August 2010. Available online 1 September 2010. We thank BP (through the MC2 program), DOE and the Moore Foundation for their support of our work in this area.
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Subject Keywords:Synthesis gas; Homogeneous; Catalysis; Hydrogenation; Gas-to-liquids
Issue or Number:7-8
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Official Citation:Nathan M. West, Alexander J.M. Miller, Jay A. Labinger, John E. Bercaw, Homogeneous syngas conversion, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, Volume 255, Issues 7-8, A Celebration of Harry B. Gray's 75th Birthday, April 2011, Pages 881-898, ISSN 0010-8545, DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2010.08.019. (
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 May 2011 16:08
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