Lignin-Based Green Catalyst for the Chemical Fixation of Carbon Dioxide with Epoxides To Form Cyclic Carbonates under Solvent-Free Conditions

Authors

  • Zhilian Wu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, 411105 (China)
    2. Bioenergy Research Division, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, 457#, Zhongshan Rd. Dalian, 116023 (China)
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  • Prof. Haibo Xie,

    Corresponding author
    1. Bioenergy Research Division, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, 457#, Zhongshan Rd. Dalian, 116023 (China)
    2. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physicals, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457#, Zhongshan Rd. Dalian, 116023 (China), Fax: (+86) 0411-84379852
    • Bioenergy Research Division, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, 457#, Zhongshan Rd. Dalian, 116023 (China)
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  • Xue Yu,

    1. Bioenergy Research Division, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, 457#, Zhongshan Rd. Dalian, 116023 (China)
    2. School of Biological Engineering, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian,116034 (China)
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  • Prof. Enhui Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, 411105 (China)
    • Key Laboratory of Environmentally Friendly Chemistry and Applications of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, 411105 (China)
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Abstract

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Fixated on CO2: Lignin, the second most-abundant biorenewable polymer on our planet, was successfully used as a catalyst in the presence of KI in the cycloaddition of CO2 with a series of epoxides. This method represents an integrated and ideal green process for the utilization of “carbon-neutral” resources.

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