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Putting carbon dioxide to work

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Carbon dioxide is an abundant resource, but difficult for industry to use effectively. A simple reaction might allow it to be used to make commercial products more sustainably than with current processes. See Letter p.215

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Beckman, E. Putting carbon dioxide to work. Nature 531, 180–181 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/531180a

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