Formation of Methyl Acrylate from CO 2 and Ethylene via Methylation of Nickelalactones

Christian Bruckmeier, Maximilian W. Lehenmeier, Robert Reichardt, Sergei Vagin, Bernhard Rieger

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The nickel-induced coupling of ethylene and CO2 represents a promising pathway toward acrylates. To overcome the high bond dissociation energies of the M-O moieties, we worked out an in situ methylation of nickelalactones to realize the β-hydride elimination and the liberation of the acrylate species. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2199-2202
Number of pages4
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 24 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Acknowledgements: The financial support of the KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) is gratefully acknowledged.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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