Solid-state covalent capture of CO2 by using N-heterocyclic carbenes

Monika Vogt, Joshua E. Bennett, Yong Huang, Chao Wu, William F. Schneider, Joan F. Brennecke, Brandon L. Ashfeld

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Capture me! The first report of an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) as a solid-state carbon capture reagent is presented. Experimental and theoretical measurements demonstrate the ability of the NHC to react rapidly and stoichiometrically with CO2 at low partial pressures (see scheme).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11134-11138
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number34
StatePublished - Aug 19 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • absorption
  • carbenes
  • carbon capture
  • molecular modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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