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The First Catalytic Synthesis of an Acrylate from CO2 and an Alkene—A Rational Approach

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  • Dr. Michael L. Lejkowski,

    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
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  • Dr. Ronald Lindner,

    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
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  • Dr. Takeharu Kageyama,

    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
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  • Dr. Gabriella É. Bódizs,

    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Philipp N. Plessow,

    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
    2. Quantum Chemistry, GVM/M-B009, BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen (Germany)
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  • Dr. Imke B. Müller,

    1. Quantum Chemistry, GVM/M-B009, BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen (Germany)
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  • Dr. Ansgar Schäfer,

    1. Quantum Chemistry, GVM/M-B009, BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen (Germany)
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  • Dr. Frank Rominger,

    1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Peter Hofmann,

    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
    2. Organisch-Chemisches Institut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Dr. Cornelia Futter,

    1. hte Aktiengesellschaft, Kurpfalzring 104, 69123 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Dr. Stephan A. Schunk,

    1. hte Aktiengesellschaft, Kurpfalzring 104, 69123 Heidelberg (Germany)
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  • Dr. Michael Limbach

    Corresponding author
    1. CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
    2. Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis, GCS/C-M313, BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Strasse 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen (Germany)
    • CaRLa (Catalysis Research Laboratory), Im Neuenheimer Feld 584, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany), Fax: (+49) 621-60-6648957
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Abstract

For more than three decades the catalytic synthesis of acrylates from the cheap and abundantly available C1 building block carbon dioxide and alkenes has been an unsolved problem in catalysis research, both in academia and industry. Herein, we describe a homogeneous catalyst based on nickel that permits the catalytic synthesis of the industrially highly relevant acrylate sodium acrylate from CO2, ethylene, and a base, as demonstrated, at this stage, by a turnover number of greater than 10 with respect to the metal.

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