Coupling of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Mediated by Diatomic Copper Boride Cations.

Author(s) Chen, Q.; Zhao, Y.X.; Jiang, L.X.; Chen, J.J.; He, S.G.
Journal Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Date Published 2018 Oct 22
Abstract

The use of CH and CO to produce value-added chemicals via direct C-C coupling is a challenging chemistry problem because of the inertness of these two molecules. Herein, mass spectrometric experiments and high-level quantum-chemical calculations have identified the first diatomic species (CuB ) that can couple CH with CO under thermal collision conditions to produce ketene (H C=C=O), an important intermediate in synthetic chemistry. The order to feed the reactants (CH and CO ) is important and CH should be firstly fed to produce the C product. Molecular-level mechanisms including control of product selectivity have been revealed for coupling of CH with CO under mild conditions.

DOI 10.1002/anie.201808780
ISSN 1521-3773
Citation Chen Q, Zhao Y-, Jiang L-, Chen J-, He S-. Coupling of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Mediated by Diatomic Copper Boride Cations. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018;57(43):14134-14138.

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