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Hydrosilylation of Aldehydes by a Manganese α-Diimine Complex

Redox-Active Manganese Pincers for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction

Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, 215 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0215, USA
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Received: 17 October 2020 / Revised: 5 November 2020 / Accepted: 7 November 2020 / Published: 11 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organomanganese Chemistry)
The decrease of total amount of atmospheric CO2 is an important societal challenge in which CO2 reduction has an important role to play. Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction with homogeneous catalysts is based on highly tunable catalyst design and exploits an abundant C1 source to make valuable products such as fuels and fuel precursors. These methods can also take advantage of renewable electricity as a green reductant. Mn-based catalysts offer these benefits while incorporating a relatively cheap and abundant first-row transition metal. Historically, interest in this field started with Mn(bpy-R)(CO)3X, whose performance matched that of its Re counterparts while achieving substantially lower overpotentials. This review examines an emerging class of homogeneous Mn-based electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction, Mn complexes with meridional tridentate coordination also known as Mn pincers, most of which contain redox-active ligands that enable multi-electron catalysis. Although there are relatively few examples in the literature thus far, these catalysts bring forth new catalytic mechanisms not observed for the well-established Mn(bpy-R)(CO)3X catalysts, and show promising reactivity for future studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: pincers; electrocatalysis; solar fuel; CO2 upcycling; Mn(I); homogeneous catalysis pincers; electrocatalysis; solar fuel; CO2 upcycling; Mn(I); homogeneous catalysis
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Petersen, H.A.; Myren, T.H.T.; Luca, O.R. Redox-Active Manganese Pincers for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction. Inorganics 2020, 8, 62.

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Petersen HA, Myren THT, Luca OR. Redox-Active Manganese Pincers for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction. Inorganics. 2020; 8(11):62.

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Petersen, Haley A., Tessa H.T. Myren, and Oana R. Luca 2020. "Redox-Active Manganese Pincers for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction" Inorganics 8, no. 11: 62.

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