Chinese Journal of Organic Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (9): 2692-2701.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc202004017 Previous Articles     Next Articles


方霄龙a,b, 段宁a, 章敏a, 李斌b   

  1. a 安徽建筑大学材料与化学工程学院 功能分子设计与界面过程重点实验室 合肥 230601;
    b 厦门大学化学化工学院 固体表面物理化学国家重点实验室 醇醚酯清洁生产国家工程实验室 厦门 361005
  • 收稿日期:2020-04-12 修回日期:2020-05-09 发布日期:2020-05-29
  • 通讯作者: 方霄龙, 李斌;
  • 基金资助:

Advances for Ruthenium Catalysts with Metal-Ligand Cooperation for Hydrogenation of Oxalates into Ethylene Glycol

Fang Xiaolonga,b, Duan Ninga, Zhang Mina, Li Binb   

  1. a Key Laboratory of Functional Molecule Design and Interface Process, College of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei 230601;
    b State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, National Engineering Laboratory for Green Chemical Productions of Alcohols-Ethers-Esters, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005
  • Received:2020-04-12 Revised:2020-05-09 Published:2020-05-29
  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21802010) and the Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (No. 1808085QB48).

Ethylene glycol (EG) is an important fundamental chemical material, which has been widely used in the production of industrial chemicals such as polyester. Catalytic hydrogenation of oxalate into EG is a key step in the "coal-to-EG" industrial route. Design of efficient catalysts for catalyzing the hydrogenation of oxalate esters is a research hotspot. The research progress of ruthenium catalysts with metal-ligand cooperation in the homogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of oxalate esters in the past decade is reviewed. Based on the relationship between the catalyst structures and properties, the catalytic hydrogenation mechanism is discussed, which provides a reference for the further design and development of new catalysts with excellent performance.

Key words: hydrogenation of oxalate, ethylene glycol, metal-ligand cooperation, ruthenium catalyst