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Efficient Fixation of CO2 by a Zinc-Coordinated Conjugated Microporous Polymer

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  • Yong Xie,

    1. Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Products Research, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002 (PR China)
    2. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84675584
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  • Ting-Ting Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84675584
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  • Rui-Xia Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84675584
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  • Dr. Nian-Yu Huang,

    1. Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Products Research, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Kun Zou,

    Corresponding author
    1. Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Products Research, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002 (PR China)
    • Kun Zou, Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Products Research, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002 (PR China)===

      Wei-Qiao Deng, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84675584===

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  • Prof. Dr. Wei-Qiao Deng

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84675584
    • Kun Zou, Hubei Key Laboratory of Natural Products Research, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002 (PR China)===

      Wei-Qiao Deng, State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023 (PR China), Fax: (+86) 411-84675584===

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Abstract

Zinc-coordinated conjugated microporous polymers (Zn-CMPs), prepared by linking salen zinc and 1,3,5-triethynylbenzene, exhibit extraordinary activities (turnover frequencies of up to 11600 h−1), broad substrate scope, and group tolerance for the synthesis of functional organic carbonates by coupling epoxides with CO2 at 120 °C and 3.0 MPa without the use of additional solvents. The catalytic activity of Zn-CMP is comparable to those of homogeneous catalysts and superior to those of other heterogeneous catalysts. This catalyst could be reused more than ten times without a significant decrease in performance.

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