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Highly efficient catalytic hydrosilylation of carbon dioxide by an N-heterocyclic carbene copper catalyst

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Abstract

The N-heterocyclic carbene–copper alkoxide complex [(IPr)Cu(OtBu)] acts as a highly efficient catalyst for the hydrosilylation of carbon dioxide with a hydrosilane. The desired product, silyl formate could be isolated in multigram quantity under solvent free conditions. A copper formate catalyst intermediate was successfully isolated and structurally characterized, thus offering important insight into the mechanistic details.

Graphical abstract: Highly efficient catalytic hydrosilylation of carbon dioxide by an N-heterocyclic carbene copper catalyst

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Submitted
12 Mar 2013
Accepted
11 Apr 2013
First published
11 Apr 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4782-4784
Article type
Communication

Highly efficient catalytic hydrosilylation of carbon dioxide by an N-heterocyclic carbene copper catalyst

L. Zhang, J. Cheng and Z. Hou, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4782
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41838C

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