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Redox active aluminium(iii) complexes convert CO2 into MgCO3 or CaCO3 in a synthetic cycle using Mg or Ca metal

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Abstract

Redox-active Group 13 molecules possess the unusual combination of concomitant redox and acid–base reactivity. These combined properties enable regeneration of a metal hydroxide complex in a cycle for conversion of CO2 into carbonate salts. Reaction of (IP)2Al(OH) (M = Al, Ga) with 1 atm of CO2 affords [(IP)2Al]22κ12-OCO2). Subsequent reduction affords MgCO3 or CaCO3 and two equivalents of [(IP2−)2Al], which can be reoxidized to (IP)2Al(OH) to close a cycle.

Graphical abstract: Redox active aluminium(iii) complexes convert CO2 into MgCO3 or CaCO3 in a synthetic cycle using Mg or Ca metal

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The article was received on 03 Oct 2012, accepted on 09 Nov 2012 and first published on 23 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37208H
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4175-4177

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    Redox active aluminium(III) complexes convert CO2 into MgCO3 or CaCO3 in a synthetic cycle using Mg or Ca metal

    T. W. Myers and L. A. Berben, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4175
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37208H

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