Transformation of Nickelalactones to Methyl Acrylate: On the Way to a Catalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide

S. Y. Tina Lee, Mirza Cokoja, Markus Drees, Yang Li, János Mink, Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Fritz E. Kühn

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Abstract

Mu-nick: The methyl iodide-mediated ring opening of nickelalactones, which can be formed by oxidative coupling of carbon dioxide and ethylene at Ni 0 complexes, induces β-H elimination, producing methyl acrylate in yields of up to 56 %. This reaction is found to be very sensitive to the ligands coordinated to the central nickel atom. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1275-1279
Number of pages5
JournalChemSusChem
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 26 2011
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KSA-C0069/UK-C0020
Acknowledgements: This publication is based on work supported by Award KSA-C0069/UK-C0020, made by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors thank Dr. Bettina Bechlars for the measurement and refinement of the X-ray single crystal structure of complex 1. The authors also thank the Leibniz-Rechenzentrum for providing computing time.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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