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Selective reduction of carbon dioxide to bis(silyl)acetalcatalyzed by a PBP-supported nickel complex


P. Ríos, N. Curado, J. López-Serrano, A. Rodríguez Chemical Communications 2016, Vol. 52, 2114-2117. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09650B

The selective reduction of CO2 to the formaldehyde level remains an important challenge and to date only a few catalysts have been developed for this reaction. Herein, we report an efficient catalyst that consists of a bis(phosphino)boryl nickel hydride complex incombination with B(C6F5)3, for the highly selective hydrosilation ofCO2 to bis(silyl)acetal derivatives.