Gold-Catalyzed Phosgene-Free Synthesis of Polyurethane Precursors

Authors

  • Raquel Juárez,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963-877-809
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  • Patricia Concepción Dr.,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963-877-809
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  • Avelino Corma Prof.,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963-877-809
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  • Vicente Fornés Prof.,

    1. Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963-877-809
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  • Hermenegildo García Prof.

    1. Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Química UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Av. De los Naranjos s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963-877-809
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  • Financial support by the EU Commission (TopCombi Project) and the Spanish MICINN (CTQ2009-11065) is gratefully acknowledged.

Abstract

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Golden catalyst: In a two-step one-pot catalytic process gold nanoparticles supported on CeO2 are able to convert nitroaromatics into aromatic carbamates, thereby providing an alternative phosgene-free route towards aromatic polyurethanes (see figure).

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