Oxygen atom "cut and paste" from carbon dioxide to a fischer carbene complex

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A quick fix: The recently reported process of "oxygen-atom metathesis", which is akin to olefin metathesis, may be involved in the activation of carbon dioxide. Nucleophilic attack by the d8 metal center of an in situ generated Fischer carbene complex on carbon dioxide affords an unstable metallacycle. Elimination of an organic component, tert-butyl formate, results in the concurrent formation of an iridium-carbonyl complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2009



  • Carbenes
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Iridium
  • Metathesis
  • Oxygen-atom transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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