Electrocatalytic CO2 Conversion to Oxalate by a Copper Complex

@article{Angamuthu2010ElectrocatalyticCC,
  title={Electrocatalytic CO2 Conversion to Oxalate by a Copper Complex},
  author={Raja Angamuthu and Philip M. Byers and Martin Lutz and Anthony L. Spek and Elisabeth Bouwman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327},
  pages={313 - 315}
}
Oxalate from Air In light of increasing concerns about the consequences of excessive atmospheric carbon dioxide, there is demand for methods to use carbon dioxide in the preparation of more elaborate compounds. Though reactions with hydroxide salts to form carbonates tend to proceed fairly cleanly, reductive processes to form carboxylic acids, esters, and alcohols are often rather unselective. Angamuthu et al. (p. 313; see the news story by Service) discovered that a copper complex exhibited… 
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