Lab Key visual
Hydrogen storage, “green” energy. – High pressure chemistry – up to 2000 bar. – Homogeneous catalysis, hydrogenation.


EPFL scientists have completed their solution for transforming hydrogen gas into a less flammable liquid fuel that can be safely stored and transported.

Latest Publications

Mechanistic Study of the N-Formylation of Amines with Carbon Dioxide and Hydrosilanes

M. Hulla; G. Laurenczy; P. J. Dyson 

ACS Catalysis. 2018-11-01. Vol. 8, num. 11, p. 10619-10630. DOI : 10.1021/acscatal.8b03274.

Carbon dioxide to formic acid and to methanol: Homogeneous catalytic ways in aqueous solution at room temperatures

G. Laurenczy 

2018-08-19. 256th National Meeting and Exposition of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) – Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond, Boston, MA, Aug 19-23, 2018.

Towards Hydrogen Storage through an Efficient Ruthenium-Catalyzed Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid

Z. Xin; J. Zhang; K. Sordakis; M. Beller; C. Du et al. 

CHEMSUSCHEM. 2018. Vol. 11, num. 13, p. 2077-2082. DOI : 10.1002/cssc.201800408.

Homogeneous Catalytic Formic Acid Dehydrogenation in Aqueous Solution using Ruthenium Arene Phosphine Catalysts

C. Fink; L. Chen; G. Laurenczy 

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ANORGANISCHE UND ALLGEMEINE CHEMIE. 2018. Vol. 644, num. 14, p. 740-744. DOI : 10.1002/zaac.201800107.

Intricacies of Cation-Anion Combinations in Imidazolium Salt-Catalyzed Cycloaddition of CO2 Into Epoxides

F. D. Bobbink; D. Vasilyev; M. Hulla; S. Chamam; F. Menoud et al. 

ACS Catalysis. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 3, p. 2589-2594. DOI : 10.1021/acscatal.7b04389.

Homogeneous Catalysis for Sustainable Hydrogen Storage in Formic Acid and Alcohols

K. Sordakis; C. Tang; L. K. Vogt; H. Junge; P. J. Dyson et al. 

Chemical Reviews. 2018. Vol. 118, num. 2, p. 372-433. DOI : 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00182.

Additive free, room temperature direct homogeneous catalytic carbon dioxide hydrogenation in aqueous solution using an iron(II) phosphine catalyst

M. Montandon-Clerc; G. Laurenczy 

Journal of Catalysis. 2018. Vol. 362, p. 78-84. DOI : 10.1016/j.jcat.2018.03.030.

Towards a frustrated Lewis pair-ionic liquid system

F. G. Perrin; F. D. Bobbink; E. Paunescu; Z. Fei; R. Scopelliti et al. 

Inorganica Chimica Acta. 2018. Vol. 470, p. 270-274. DOI : 10.1016/j.ica.2017.07.045.

Recent progress for reversible homogeneous catalytic hydrogen storage in formic acid and in methanol

N. Onishi; G. Laurenczy; M. Beller; Y. Himeda 

Coordination Chemistry Reviews. 2018. Vol. 373, p. 317-332. DOI : 10.1016/j.ccr.2017.11.021.

Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid over a Homogeneous Ru-TPPTS Catalyst: Unwanted CO Production and Its Successful Removal by PROX

V. Henricks; I. Yuranov; N. Autissier; G. Laurenczy 

Catalysts. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 11, p. 348. DOI : 10.3390/catal7110348.