## Abstract

Let Z be a fixed separable operator space, X⊂Y general separable operator spaces, and T:X→Z a completely bounded map. Z is said to have the Complete Separable Extension Property (CSEP) if every such map admits a completely bounded extension to Y and the Mixed Separable Extension Property (MSEP) if every such T admits a bounded extension to Y. Finally, Z is said to have the Complete Separable Complementation Property (CSCP) if Z is locally reflexive and T admits a completely bounded extension to Y provided Y is locally reflexive and T is a complete surjective isomorphism. Let K denote the space of compact operators on separable Hilbert space and K_{0} the c_{0} sum of M_{n}'s (the space of "small compact operators"). It is proved that K has the CSCP, using the second author's previous result that K_{0} has this property. A new proof is given for the result (due to E. Kirchberg) that K_{0} (and hence K) fails the CSEP. It remains an open question if K has the MSEP; it is proved this is equivalent to whether K_{0} has this property. A new Banach space concept, Extendable Local Reflexivity (ELR), is introduced to study this problem. Further complements and open problems are discussed.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 251-308 |

Number of pages | 58 |

Journal | Journal of Functional Analysis |

Volume | 179 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 1 2001 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Analysis