Utilization of CO2 as a C1 Building Block for Catalytic Methylation Reactions

Yuehui Li, Xinjiang Cui, Kaiwu Dong, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Developing new synthetic approaches for benign CO2 utilization is of current interest. In this respect, reductive alkylations using N- or C-based nucleophiles to give the corresponding methyl amines and (hetero)arenes are investigated intensively. Crucial points for such benign methylations are the choice of suitable homogeneous or heterogeneous catalyst systems. In this article, selective activation of the substrates and the use of acidic cocatalysts are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1077-1086
Number of pages10
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - 3 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • amines
  • carbon dioxide
  • catalysis
  • methylation
  • reduction


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