Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates: Catalysis by an Iron-Based Composite and the Role of Hydrogen Bonding at the Solid/Liquid Interface

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  • Jin Qu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (PR China)
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  • Dr. Chang-Yan Cao,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
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  • Zhi-Feng Dou,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (PR China)
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  • Hua Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (PR China)
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  • Yu Yu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (PR China)
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  • Ping Li,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Wei-Guo Song

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) & Key Laboratory for Molecular Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 010-62557908
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Abstract

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Say it with flowers: Flower-like Fe3O4@Fe(OH)3 composite catalysts show good activity and stability in the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and CO2. The role of hydrogen bonding between the surface hydroxyl groups of the solid and the epoxides at the solid/liquid interface is proposed as a key factor in activating the epoxide and stabilizing the ring-opened carbonate intermediates.

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