A new mode of activation of CO2 by metal-ligand cooperation with reversible C-C and M-O bond formation at ambient temperature

Matthias Vogt, Moti Gargir, Mark A. Iron, Yael Diskin-Posner, Yehoshoa Ben-David, David Milstein

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Team work: Although CO2 binding to metal centers usually involves π coordination to a Cï£O group or Ï bonds to the carbon or oxygen atom of the CO2 molecule, a new mode of metal-ligand cooperative activation of CO2 to a ruthenium PNP pincer complex involving aromatization/dearomatization steps is presented in experimental and theoretical studies (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9194-9197
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 2012



  • CO activation
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • PNP pincer ligands
  • density functional calculations
  • isotopic labeling
  • metal-ligand cooperation
  • ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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