Cover Picture: Solar-Driven Incorporation of Carbon Dioxide into α-Amino Ketones (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47/2012)



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Carbon dioxide was incorporated into α-amino ketones through a consecutive process consisting of a solar-energy-harvesting photocyclization reaction and a CO2 incorporation reaction driven by the harvested energy. The single-flask operation described by M. Murakami and co-workers in their Communication on page 11750 ff. produced amino-substituted cyclic carbonates, thereby presenting a simple model of the chemical utilization of solar energy for CO2 incorporation.