Transition-Metal-Free Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide

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  • Prof. Frédéric-Georges Fontaine,

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    1. Département de Chimie,Université Laval, 1045 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 418-656-7916
    • Département de Chimie,Université Laval, 1045 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 418-656-7916

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  • Marc-André Courtemanche,

    1. Département de Chimie,Université Laval, 1045 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 418-656-7916
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  • Marc-André Légaré

    1. Département de Chimie,Université Laval, 1045 Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, QC, G1V 0A6 (Canada), Fax: (+1) 418-656-7916
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Abstract

Metal-free systems, including frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) have been shown to bind CO2. By reducing the Lewis acidity and basicity of the ambiphilic system, it is possible to generate active catalysts for the deoxygenative hydroboration of carbon dioxide to methanol derivatives with conversion rates comparable to those of transition-metal-based catalysts.

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