Ambient Fixation of Carbon Dioxide using a ZnIIsalphen Catalyst

Authors

  • Dr. Antonello Decortes,

    1. Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans, 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-224
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  • Dr. Arjan W. Kleij

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans, 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-224
    2. Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Pg. LLuís Companys 23, 08010 Barcelona (Spain)
    • Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Av. Països Catalans, 16, 43007 Tarragona (Spain), Fax: (+34) 977-920-224
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Abstract

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Conditions matter: The cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to various epoxides catalyzed by Zn(salphen) complexes to selectively yield cyclic carbonates may be performed under ambient conditions. This newly developed process for cyclic carbonates meets the requirements of sustainable and green technology.

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