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Ruthenium(ii) complexes of pyridinol and N-heterocyclic carbene derived pincers as robust catalysts for selective carbon dioxide reduction

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Abstract

A new pincer ligand with N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and 4-pyridinol-derived rings supports ruthenium complexes for photocatalytic CO2 reduction. The methoxy group on the pyridine ring offers unique catalysis advantages not seen with the unsubstituted analog. Our best catalyst offers selective CO formation, ∼250 turnover cycles, and a 40 h lifetime.

Graphical abstract: Ruthenium(ii) complexes of pyridinol and N-heterocyclic carbene derived pincers as robust catalysts for selective carbon dioxide reduction

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Submitted
23 Jul 2017
Accepted
19 Sep 2017
First published
28 Sep 2017

Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 11217-11220
Article type
Communication

Ruthenium(II) complexes of pyridinol and N-heterocyclic carbene derived pincers as robust catalysts for selective carbon dioxide reduction

C. M. Boudreaux, N. P. Liyanage, H. Shirley, S. Siek, D. L. Gerlach, F. Qu, J. H. Delcamp and E. T. Papish, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 11217
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05706G

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