Metal Coordination of CO2
Published Online: 16 JUN 2014
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Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
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Mascetti, J. 2014. Metal Coordination of CO2. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. 1–17.
- Published Online: 16 JUN 2014
Even though carbon dioxide is used in a great number of industrial applications, it remains a molecule with low reactivity. Its activation by coordination to metal complexes is used in both stoichiometric and catalytic reactions. This article describes the different kinds of metal carbon dioxide complexes observed in the gas phase, in cryogenic solids, and in solution, and briefly presents the reactivity of coordinated CO2 toward electrophiles and nucleophiles.
- carbon dioxide;
- transition-metal complexes;
- activation of small molecules;
- coordination chemistry;
- organometallic chemistry