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Trapping atmospheric CO2 with gold

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The ability of gold-hydroxides to fix CO2 is reported. [Au(IPr)(OH)] and [{Au(IPr)}2(μ-OH)][BF4] react with atmospheric CO2 to form the trigold carbonate complex [{Au(IPr)}33-CO3)][BF4]. Reactivity studies revealed that this complex behaves as two basic and one cationic Au centres, and that it is catalytically active. DFT calculations and kinetic experiments have been carried out.

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29 Jul 2014
07 Aug 2014
First published
07 Aug 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 11321-11324
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Trapping atmospheric CO2 with gold

A. Collado, A. Gómez-Suárez, P. B. Webb, H. Kruger, M. Bühl, D. B. Cordes, A. M. Z. Slawin and S. P. Nolan, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 11321
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05910G

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