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Catalytic coupling of carbon dioxide with epoxides to obtain cyclic carbonates is an important reaction that has been receiving renewed interest. In this contribution, the cycloaddition reaction in the presence of various hydrogen bond donors (HBDs) catalyzed by hydroxyl/carboxyl task-specific ionic liquids (ILs) is studied in detail. It was found that the(More)
Ordered mesoporous carbon/g-C3N4 (OMC/g-C3N4) composites with efficient photocatalytic activity under visible light irradiation were prepared by a facile heating method. The as-prepared OMC/g-C3N4 composites were thoroughly characterized by X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, elemental analyses, transmission electron microscopy with(More)
A novel and facile method was developed to prepare a visible-light driven TiO2 /Ag-AgCl@polypyrrole (PPy) photocatalyst with Ag-AgCl nanoparticles supported on TiO2 nanofibers and covered by a thin PPy shell. During the synthesis, the PPy shell and Ag-AgCl nanoparticles were prepared simultaneously onto TiO2 nanofibers, which simplified the preparation(More)
Graphite-like carbon nitride (g-C3N4) with a large surface area was prepared through thermal condensation of guanidine hydrochloride at 650 °C. Various amounts of silver chromate (Ag2CrO4) nanoparticles with small size were highly loaded on the g-C3N4 by a simple co-precipitation method at room temperature. The chemical constituents, surface structure and(More)
Visible-light-responsive mesoporous carbon/C-doped ZnO (mC/C-ZnO) composites were fabricated using a facile, fast, one-step process in CO2-expanded ethanol solution. It is a green and sustainable process that does not need tedious pretreatment, surfactants or precipitants. CO2 played triple roles in the synthesis of mC/C-ZnO composites; the first was to(More)
A periodic mesoporous organosilica with a basic urea-derived framework (PMO-UDF) was prepared and characterized thoroughly. The PMO-UDF showed an enhanced CO2 capture capacity at low pressure (≤1 atm) and an exceptional catalytic activity in CO2 coupling reactions with various epoxides to yield the corresponding cyclic carbonates under mild conditions(More)
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