Simultaneous carbon dioxide reduction and hydrogen production for the production of formic acid

Chem Eng Science 2015, 3, 301-307
Proposed reaction mechanism for the reduction of CO2 to formic acid by means of borohydride

CO2 is becoming a promising carbon source for the sustainable chemical manufacturing of hydrocarbon fuels and their derivatives such as formic acid, acetic acid, formaldehyde, methanol, CO, and CH4etc. This work highlights the high yield production of formic acid by reduction of CO2 at ambient condition using borohydride solution. For the first time, a time resolved in situ1H and 11B NMR technique was used to elucidate the proposed reaction mechanism of formic acid formation from borohydride hydrolysis and CO2 reduction.

Read more in Chem Eng Sci 2015,  137, 301-307