Friday, February 3, 2017

"Reducing CO2 with Sc(II):  Graduate students David Woen and Guo Chen from the Evans and Furche groups discover and characterize the first crystallographically-characterized example of a complex of scandium in the +2 oxidation state and find it forms an isolable complex of the (CO2)- radical anion.  The paper was accorded VIP status in Angewandte Chemie."
See: Woen, D. H., Chen, G. P., Ziller, J. W., Boyle, T. J., Furche, F. and Evans, W. J. (2017), Solution Synthesis, Structure, and CO2 Reduction Reactivity of a Scandium(II) Complex, {Sc[N(SiMe3)2]3}. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, doi:10.1002/anie.201611758