Cover Picture: Transformation of Carbon Dioxide with Homogeneous Transition-Metal Catalysts: A Molecular Solution to a Global Challenge? (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 37/2011)

Authors

  • Dr. Mirza Cokoja,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Molecular Catalysis Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Christian Bruckmeier,

    1. WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rieger,

    Corresponding author
    1. WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
    • WACKER-Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Molecular Catalysis Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn

    Corresponding author
    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Molecular Catalysis Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
    • Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Molecular Catalysis Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer Strasse 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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Abstract

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The activation of carbon dioxide is one of the major tasks of catalysis today. CO2 is a ubiquitous and cheap C1 feedstock for the synthesis of raw and fine chemicals, yet its use as a reactant in industrial synthesis is comparatively scarce. The transformation of CO2 into acids, esters, lactones, and polymers with molecular transition-metal catalysts is a future alternative application. B. Rieger, F. E. Kühn et al. present the current catalysts and products in their Review on page 8510 ff.

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