We are so excited that our recent work, showing a really cool and distinct approach to reducing small molecules like CO2 and ethylene, has been published in Angewandte Chemie! These findings show a really fascinating way that silylene ligands can template multimetallic redox reactions, and we think they may be extended more broadly to a variety of 3d metals. Congrats to students Jim Zhang ’18, Jason Ma ’18, and Anna Conley ’20 as well as collaborators Prof. Dani Kohen and Prof. Daron Janzen for their awesome work!!
We have just reported our collaborative work with the Ozerov group (Texas A&M) preparing the first example of a base-free cobalt silylene (cobalt-silicon double bond) in Organometallics. Congrats to Jim for his excellent work on this project and thanks to all our wonderful collaborators who contributed to the work.
Our ruthenium work has just been published! Check out Binh, Jim, and Jason’s awesome work demonstrating silylene-assisted hydride transfer to CO2.