Stoichiometric metal-free reduction of CO in syn-gas

Roman Dobrovetsky, Douglas W. Stephan*

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Abstract

Reaction of a 2:1 mixture of B(C6F5)3 and tBu3P with syn-gas results in the stoichiometric reduction of CO to give a formyl derivative which reacts further via an epoxy-borate intermediate to capture CO, affording a heterocylic alkoxyborate. Heating the reaction prompts reaction with H2 to give a borane-oxy-borate derivative, the product of C-O bond cleavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4974-4977
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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