Carbon dioxide and related heterocumulenes at zinc and lithium cations: bioinspired reactions and principles.

@article{Schenk2006CarbonDA,
  title={Carbon dioxide and related heterocumulenes at zinc and lithium cations: bioinspired reactions and principles.},
  author={Stephan Schenk and Johannes Notni and Uwe K{\"o}hn and Kurt Wermann and Ernst Anders},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2006},
  volume={35},
  pages={4191-206}
}
This Perspective starts with the discussion of the properties of an interesting metalloenzyme (carbonic anhydrase, CA) that performs extremely successfully the activation of carbon dioxide. Conclusions from that are important for many synthetic procedures and include experimental and theoretical investigation (DFT calculations) of such metal mediated processes in the condensed and in the gas phase in which the zinc cation plays a dominant role. This is extended to the bio-analogue activation of… CONTINUE READING