The thesis deals with the question of (non-)invertibility of $ C^* $-extensions arising from group $ C^* $-algebras. The first chapter outlines the basic preliminaries and sets the stage. In particualar the basics of $ C^* $-extensions and group $ C^* $-algebras are treated and more advanced theory such as semi-invertibility of extensions and weak containment of representations is explained.
In the second chapter we give a negative result showing that the reduced group $ C^* $-algebra of an amalgamated free product of Abelian groups has non-invertible extensions by the compact operators.
The third chapter gives a positive result. We show that all extensions of the reduced group $ C^* $-algebra of a free product of amenable groups by any stable and sigma-unital $ C^* $-algebra are semi-invertible.