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Issue 53, 2014
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Phosphine catalyzed reduction of CO2 with boranes

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Abstract

Phosphine is shown to catalyse the reaction of CO2 with 9-BBN to give mixtures of HCO2(B(C8H14)) 3, H2C(OB(C8H14))24 and MeOB(C8H14) 5; at 0.02 mol% of tBu3P 5 is obtained in 98% yield at 60 °C with TON of almost 5500 and a TOF of 170. Under stoichiometric conditions the species (R3PCH2O)(HC(O)O)B(C8H14) (R = tBu 1,4-MeC6H42) were isolated and characterized.

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The article was received on 20 Mar 2014, accepted on 13 May 2014 and first published on 15 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02103G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7007-7010
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    Phosphine catalyzed reduction of CO2 with boranes

    T. Wang and D. W. Stephan, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7007
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02103G

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