This one has been a long time coming, but it has been worth the wait! Check out this fantastic work in Organometallics by Jim Zhang ’18, Teddy Donnell ’17, Paul Peterson ’18, and Mike Trenerry ’18, as well as our awesome collaborators Prof. Buck Taylor (and student Vanessa Eng) and Prof. Daron Janzen. We provide experimental and computational evidence for silicon-assisted CO2 cleavage by an anomalous insertion mechanism, highlighting another mechanism by which silicon can play a key role in transforming CO2.
The Whited and Taylor labs explore how M–Si bonds can be tuned to direct CO2 insertion and enable C=O cleavage. Check the results here: https://t.co/TL2opVyVmh pic.twitter.com/9S79vlpIB9
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