Angewandte Chemie International Edition
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Cover Picture: A Diagonal Approach to Chemical Recycling of Carbon Dioxide: Organocatalytic Transformation for the Reductive Functionalization of CO2 (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1/2012)
A blooming tree illustrates how CO2 can be recycled to a variety of chemicals based on a strategy discussed by T. Cantat and co-workers in their Communication on page 187 ff. The approach relies on the simultaneous use of a functionalizing reagent and a reductant that can be independently adjusted to access a variety of molecules from CO2. The direct conversion of CO2, amines, and silanes to formamides is reported.
Also of Interest
A. Bino et al. describe the generation of free carbyne radicals in aqueous solution from a variety of metal alkylidyne complexes under mild conditions in their Communication on page 90 ff. The radicals can react further to afford a variety of organic compounds.
In their Communication on page 140 ff., Y.-T. Long and co-workers describe the electrodeposition process of single nanoparticles on ion-channel pores of a stable protein 1 membrane.
T. Kaneda and co-workers report the chemoselective reduction of epoxides and nitrostyrenes in the presence of an Ag–CeO2 core–shell catalyst in their Communication on page 136 ff.