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Dr. Zhaobin Han, Liangce Rong, Jiang Wu, Dr. Lei Zhang, Dr. Zheng Wang and Prof. Dr. Kuiling Ding Catalytic Hydrogenation of Cyclic Carbonates: A Practical Approach from CO2 and Epoxides to Methanol and Diols Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51

Version of Record online: 14 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201207781

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Two birds with one stone: The simultaneous production of two important bulk chemicals, methanol and ethylene glycol, from CO2 and ethylene oxide has been achieved under mild conditions by the highly efficient homogeneous catalytic hydrogenation of ethylene carbonate in the presence of a (PNP)RuII catalyst (see scheme).

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