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Advances in CO2 activation by frustrated Lewis pairs: from stoichiometric to catalytic reactions

Khan, Md. Nasim, van Ingen, Yara, Boruah, Tribani, McLauchlan, Adam, Wirth, Thomas ORCID: and Melen, Rebecca L. ORCID: 2023. Advances in CO2 activation by frustrated Lewis pairs: from stoichiometric to catalytic reactions. Chemical Science 14 (47) , pp. 13661-13695. 10.1039/d3sc03907b

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The rise of CO2 concentrations in the environment due to anthropogenic activities results in global warming and threatens the future of humanity and biodiversity. To address excessive CO2 emissions and its effects on climate change, efforts towards CO2 capture and conversion into value adduct products such as methane, methanol, acetic acid, and carbonates have grown. Frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs) can activate small molecules, including CO2 and convert it into value added products. This review covers recent progress and mechanistic insights into intra- and inter-molecular FLPs comprised of varying Lewis acids and bases (from groups 13, 14, 15 of the periodic table as well as transition metals) that activate CO2 in stoichiometric and catalytic fashion towards reduced products.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Additional Information: License information from Publisher: LICENSE 1: URL:, Start Date: 2023-11-09
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 2041-6520
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 November 2023
Date of Acceptance: 7 November 2023
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2024 14:11

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