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Metal carbonate complexes formed through the capture of ambient O2 and CO2 by elemental metals in 1-methylimidazole: molecular Cu(CO3)(MeIm)3 and polymeric M(CO3)(MeIm)2·2H2O (M = Co, Zn)

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Abstract

When immersed in 1-methylimidazole, the metals copper, zinc, and cobalt will react with ambient dioxygen and carbon dioxide to yield the blue-green molecular complex Cu(CO3)(MeIm)3 and the pair of isostructural polymeric complexes Zn(CO3)(MeIm)2·2H2O and Co(CO3)(MeIm)2·2H2O, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Metal carbonate complexes formed through the capture of ambient O2 and CO2 by elemental metals in 1-methylimidazole: molecular Cu(CO3)(MeIm)3 and polymeric M(CO3)(MeIm)2·2H2O (M = Co, Zn)

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Submitted
03 May 2017
Accepted
19 May 2017
First published
19 May 2017

Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 8920-8923
Article type
Communication

Metal carbonate complexes formed through the capture of ambient O2 and CO2 by elemental metals in 1-methylimidazole: molecular Cu(CO3)(MeIm)3 and polymeric M(CO3)(MeIm)2·2H2O (M = Co, Zn)

T. P. Vaid, S. P. Kelley and R. D. Rogers, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 8920
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01787A

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