Selective reduction of CO2 to a methanol equivalent by B(C6F5)(3)-activated alkaline earth catalysis

Anker, Mathew D. and Arrowsmith, Merle and Bellham, Peter and Hill, Michael S. and Kociok-Köhn, Gabriele and Liptrot, David J. and Mahon, Mary F. and Weetman, Catherine (2014) Selective reduction of CO2 to a methanol equivalent by B(C6F5)(3)-activated alkaline earth catalysis. Chemical Science, 5 (7). pp. 2826-2830. ISSN 2041-6520

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    Abstract

    Treatment of β-diketiminato Mg and Ca amidoborane compounds with B(C6F5)3 induces hydride elimination and formation of alkaline earth hydrido-tris(pentafluorophenyl)borate derivatives. Both species react with CO2 to provide formate complexes, one of which has been structurally characterised, and may be applied to the highly selective reductive hydroboration of CO2 with pinacolborane (HBpin) to provide the methanol equivalent, CH3OBpin.

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    Anker, Mathew D., Arrowsmith, Merle, Bellham, Peter, Hill, Michael S., Kociok-Köhn, Gabriele, Liptrot, David J., Mahon, Mary F. and Weetman, Catherine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5643-9256;