The Elusive Cyanoformate: An Unusual Cyanide Shuttle.

Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)

PubMedID: 24989935

Hering C, von Langermann J, Schulz A. The Elusive Cyanoformate: An Unusual Cyanide Shuttle. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014;.
Catch me if you can: CO2 is shown to reversibly bind to CN(-) , forming the elusive cyanoformate anion, which is on the verge of breakdown. This is a significant finding with respect to the understanding of biological processes in enzymes and for molecular CO2 -based shuttle systems.