Myth or Reality? Fixation of Carbon Dioxide into Complex Organic Matter under Mild Conditions

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  • Dr. Rubén Martín,

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    1. Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977 920 282
    • Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977 920 282
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  • Dr. Arjan W. Kleij 

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    1. Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977 920 282
    2. Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona (Spain)
    • Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977 920 282
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Abstract

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And mild it is: This Highlight covers the most recent developments in CO2 fixation by homogeneous catalytic methods under mild reactions conditions. A particular focus is given to two main product categories: the formation of carboxylic acids (and derivatives) from sources comprising reactive C[BOND]H bonds, and the integration of CO2 into (functionalized) epoxides giving rise to either cyclic carbonate or poly(carbonate) structures.

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