Synthesis of cyclic carbonates catalysed by aluminium heteroscorpionate complexes

  • José A. Castro-Osma, Carlos Alonso-Moreno, Agustín Lara-Sánchez, Javier Martínez, Michael North, Antonio Otero
  • Catalysis Science & Technology, January 2014, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3cy00810j

aluminium catalysed cyclic carbonate synthesis

What is it about?

using carbon dioxide as a feedstock for the production of commercially important chemicals

Why is it important?

A highly active catalyst system for the conversion of epoxides and CO2 into cyclic carbonates based on the earth abundant element aluminium was discovered by use of reactions carried out in parallel under high pressure.

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