Trapping atmospheric CO2 with gold

A. Collado, A. Gómez-Suárez, P.B. Webb, H. Kruger, M. Bühl, D.B. Cordes, A.M.Z. Slawin, S.P. Nolan

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The ability of gold-hydroxides to fix CO2 is reported. [Au(IPr)(OH)] and [{Au(IPr)}2(μ-OH)][BF4] react with atmospheric CO2 to form the trigold carbonate complex [{Au(IPr)}33-CO3)][BF4]. Reactivity studies revealed that this complex behaves as two basic and one cationic Au centres, and that it is catalytically active. DFT calculations and kinetic experiments have been carried out.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11321-11324
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Early online date7 Aug 2014
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2014


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