H2O2 in CO2: Sustainable production and green reactions

Dan Hâncu, Jordan Green, Eric J. Beckman

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Abstract

Hydrogen peroxide is a "green" oxidant whose relatively high cost has prevented it from being applied to commodity chemical processing. Interestingly, those attributes of the current H2O2 process that contribute to the high cost also contribute to its nonsustainable features. We have consequently explored the generation of hydrogen peroxide both by the AQ route and directly from hydrogen and oxygen using liquid CO2 as the solvent, because CO2 provides some unique advantages to H2O2 synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-764
Number of pages8
JournalAccounts of chemical research
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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