New bifunctional catalyst based on cobalt–porphyrin complex for the copolymerization of propylene oxide and CO2

Authors

  • Wei Wu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, People's Republic of China
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  • Yusheng Qin,

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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  • Xianhong Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
    • Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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  • Fosong Wang

    1. Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Renmin Street 5625, Changchun 130022, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

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A novel bifunctional cobalt-porphyrin catalyst which contains a Lewis acidic metal center and a quaternary ammonium salt unit in a molecule has been developed. This new catalyst system exhibits superior copolymerization activity in comparison to a traditional binary system.

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