The Origin of the Activity of Amine-Functionalized Metal–Organic Frameworks in the Catalytic Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxide and CO2

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  • Tristan Lescouet,

    1. University of Lyon, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), UMR 5256 CNRS, 2 Av. Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France), Fax: (+33) (0)4 72 33 53 99
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  • Dr. Céline Chizallet,

    1. IFP Energies nouvelles Rond-point de l'échangeur de Solaize, BP3, 69360 Solaize (France)
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  • Dr. David Farrusseng

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    1. University of Lyon, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), UMR 5256 CNRS, 2 Av. Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France), Fax: (+33) (0)4 72 33 53 99
    • University of Lyon, Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), UMR 5256 CNRS, 2 Av. Albert Einstein, 69626 Villeurbanne (France), Fax: (+33) (0)4 72 33 53 99
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Abstract

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What a pair! MOF MIL-68(In)-NH2 was used to catalyze the synthesis of styrene carbonate from styrene oxide and CO2. Amine substitution on the linker of MIL-68(In) promotes the synthesis of cyclic carbonate from styrene epoxide and CO2. Ab initio calculations and in situ characterization indicate that ligand substitution has a larger impact through electronic effects on the Brønsted site than through CO2 activation.

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