Germanium(II) hydride mediated reduction of carbon dioxide to formic acid and methanol with ammonia borane as the hydrogen source.

@article{Jana2010GermaniumIIHM,
  title={Germanium(II) hydride mediated reduction of carbon dioxide to formic acid and methanol with ammonia borane as the hydrogen source.},
  author={Anukul Jana and Ga{\vs}per Tav{\vc}ar and Herbert W Roesky and Michael John},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 40},
  pages={9487-9}
}
LGeOC(O)H (3) (L = CH{(CMe)(2,6-iPr(2)C(6)H(3)N)}(2)), from the straightforward conversion of LGeH (2) with CO(2), reacts with LiH(2)NBH(3) giving 2 and LiOC(O)H (4), while the corresponding reaction of 3 with H(3)NBH(3) after aqueous workup releases 2 and CH(3)OH (5). This opens the possibility to use hydride 2 as a mediator in the reduction of carbon… CONTINUE READING