Catalytic Reduction of CO2 to CO by Using Zinc(II) and In Situ Generated Carbodiphosphoranes


  • D.W.S. gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the NSERC of Canada and the award of a Canada Research Chair.


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Playing it ‘CO'ol: CO2 is catalytically reduced to CO with concurrent oxidation of phosphine to phosphineoxide by using an in situ generated catalyst derived from a carbodiphosphorane and zinc(II).