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Effective Fixation of CO2 by Iridium-Catalyzed Hydrosilylation


  • Financial support from MINECO/FEDER (CTQ2010-15221, CSD2009-00050 CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010, CTQ2011-27593, “Ramon y Cajal” (P.J.S.M.) and “Juan de la Cierva” (M.I.) programs), and DGA/FSE (group E7), is acknowledged.


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CO2 as feedstock: An air- and moisture-stable iridium(III) catalyst effectively promotes the hydrosilylation of CO2. This reaction leads to silyl formate in a highly selective manner and proceeds efficiently under mild conditions, most likely by an outer-sphere mechanism, as suggested by theoretical calculations.