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

Mathew D. Anker, Merle Arrowsmith, Peter Bellham, Michael S. Hill, Gabriele Kociok-Köhn, David J. Liptrot, Mary F. Mahon, Catherine Weetman

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2826-2830
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Volume5
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • co2
  • methanol equivalent
  • alkaline earth hydrido-tris(pentafluorophenyl)borate derivatives

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    Anker, M. D., Arrowsmith, M., Bellham, P., Hill, M. S., Kociok-Köhn, G., Liptrot, D. J., Mahon, M. F., & Weetman, C. (2014). Selective reduction of CO2 to a methanol equivalent by B(C6F5)(3)-activated alkaline earth catalysis. Chemical Science, 5(7), 2826-2830. https://doi.org/10.1039/C4SC00885E