We thank the EPSRC for support, Balliol College, Oxford for a Junior Research Fellowship (A.E.A.), and Dr. Nick Rees (CRL, Oxford) for NMR support.
Non-Metal-Mediated Homogeneous Hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH†
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 52, pages 9839–9843, December 21, 2009
How to Cite
Ashley, Andrew E., Thompson, Amber L. and O'Hare, D. (2009), Non-Metal-Mediated Homogeneous Hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 9839–9843. doi: 10.1002/anie.200905466
- Issue published online: 15 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 24 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Received: 29 SEP 2009
- carbon dioxide;
Turning a problem to advantage: CO2, a contributor to global warming, was converted into the valuable resource CH3OH by adding it to 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine and B(C6F5)3 in toluene under H2 (1–2 atm), heating the mixture at 160 °C, and vacuum distillation. CH3OH was formed via the complex shown (C blue, N purple, O red, B orange, F green) as the sole C1 product.