Issue 86, 2014

CO2 and SO2 activation by a Cr–Cr quintuple bond


A quintuply bonded dichromium complex stabilized by aminopyridinato ligands activates CO2 and SO2 by reducing the (formal) bond order of the metal–metal bonds. Oxygen abstraction is observed during CO2 activation. SO2 activation proceeds via formation of a unique dithionite complex/coordination. Furthermore, N2O activation was investigated and the formation of a tetrameric Cr–oxo complex was observed.

Graphical abstract: CO2 and SO2 activation by a Cr–Cr quintuple bond

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02 Jul 2014
31 Aug 2014
First published
03 Sep 2014
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Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 13127-13130

CO2 and SO2 activation by a Cr–Cr quintuple bond

A. Noor, S. Qayyum, T. Bauer, S. Schwarz, B. Weber and R. Kempe, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 13127 DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05071A

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