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Title: Activation of Carbon Dioxide by 9-Carbene-9-borafluorene Monoanion: Carbon Monoxide Releasing Transformation of Trioxaborinanone to Luminescent Dioxaborinanone
Award ID(s):
2046544 2018870
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Page Range / eLocation ID:
16276 to 16281
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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