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New accepted manuscript!

New accepted manuscript!

Congratulations to CHOCO members Anders & Kathrin and their collaborators, Luca Frediani & Luigi Genovese & their groups, to this just accepted JCTC article on polarizabilities and multiwavelets. Less CO2-oriented than our usual work, but we have hidden a CO2 molecule inside – can you find it?
(Btw – also this article is open access thanks to the agreement between UiT and ACS!)

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NordCO2 will continue!!

NordCO2 will continue!

The progress report for 2019 and the midterm evaluation of the NordCO2 consortium has been approved by NordForsk, and it will be funded until 2023. Congratulations to all NordCO2 members!
We are looking forward to do (and publish) more amazing CO2 science, and would like to thank NordForsk for allowing us to do so 🙂.  Read about NordCO2 and NordForsk at:

 

Ni-catalyzed carboxylation reactions

Ni-catalyzed carboxylation reactions

Congratulations to CHOCO members Marc F. Obst and Kathrin H. Hopmann on their recently published article!

Abstract
Although the catalytic carboxylation of unactivated alkyl electrophiles has reached remarkable levels of sophistica-tion, the intermediacy of (phenanthroline)Ni(I)-alkyl species – complexes proposed in numerous Ni-catalyzed reductive cross-coupling reactions – has been subject to speculation. Herein, we report the synthesis of such elusive (phenanthro-line)Ni(I) species and their reactivity with CO2, allowing us to address a long-standing question related to metal-catalyzed carboxylation reactions.

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This issue of Organometallics is on CO2 conversion!

This issue of Organometallics is on CO2 conversion!

The latest issue of the journal Organometallics, published just yesterday, is a special issue on CO2 conversion, with our own Assoc. Prof. Kathrin H. Hopmann as editor. Be sure to read the editorial she has written with Prof. N. Iwasawa from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Prof. N. Hazari from Yale University !
She also designed the cover in collaboration with Dr. J. Darmon from Princeton University.

The article from Marc Obst, Ashot Gevorgyan, Annette Bayer, and Kathrin Hopmann on Copper-Catalyzed Carboxylations is also included in this issue. Congratulations!