Electrosynthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide

Benjamin R. Buckley, Anish P. Patel, K. G. Upul Wijayantha
  • Chemical Communications, January 2011, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c1cc15467b

Atmospheric Pressure Carbon dioixde utilization

What is it about?

This paper describes our investigation of carbon dioxide utilisation using electrosynthesis to form cyclic carbonates from epoxides under atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide

Why is it important?

First example of a electrosynthetic approach to cyclic carbonates that does not require the use of an additional, potentially toxic nickel catalyst

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