Transformation of Nickelalactones to Methyl Acrylate: On the Way to a Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide

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  • S. Y. Tina Lee,

    1. Molecular Catalysis, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Dr. Mirza Cokoja,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Dr. Markus Drees,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Dr. Yang Li,

    1. Molecular Catalysis, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. János Mink,

    1. Research Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Pannonia, 8200 Veszprém (Hungary)
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  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann,

    1. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Fritz E. Kühn

    Corresponding author
    1. Molecular Catalysis, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
    2. Chair of Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
    • Molecular Catalysis, Catalysis Research Center, Technische Universität München, Ernst-Otto-Fischer-Str. 1, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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Abstract

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Mu-nick: The methyl iodide-mediated ring opening of nickelalactones, which can be formed by oxidative coupling of carbon dioxide and ethylene at Ni0 complexes, induces β-H elimination, producing methyl acrylate in yields of up to 56 %. This reaction is found to be very sensitive to the ligands coordinated to the central nickel atom.

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