Inside Cover: Carboxylation of Methyl Acrylate by Carbon Dioxide Radical Anions in Gas-Phase Water Clusters (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 35/2013)

Authors

  • M. Sc. Amou Akhgarnusch,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
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  • Dr. Robert F. Höckendorf,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
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  • Dr. Qiang Hao,

    1. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (China)
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  • K. Philip Jäger,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
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  • Dr. Chi-Kit Siu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (China)
    • Chi-Kit Siu, Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (China)

      Martin K. Beyer, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel (Germany)

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  • Prof. Dr. Martin K. Beyer

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
    • Chi-Kit Siu, Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (China)

      Martin K. Beyer, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Olshausenstrasse 40, 24098 Kiel (Germany)

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Abstract

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Electron transfer turns the chemically inert CO2 molecule into a reactive radical anion. In their Communication on page 9327 ff., C.-K. Siu, M. K. Beyer, and co-workers show how CO2.−, stabilized in a water cluster, attacks the C[DOUBLE BOND]C bond of methyl acrylate to form a new covalent bond. Without the hydration shell, however, neutral CO2 is released.

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