MOF-5/n-Bu 4 NBr: An Efficient Catalyst System for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and CO 2 under Mild Conditions.

@inproceedings{Song2009MOF5nBu4N,
  title={MOF-5/n-Bu 4 NBr: An Efficient Catalyst System for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and CO 2 under Mild Conditions.},
  author={Jinliang Song and Zhaofu Zhang and Suqin Hu and Tianbin Wu and Tao Jiang and Buxing Han},
  year={2009}
}
The development of efficient heterogeneous catalysts for the cycloaddition of CO2 with epoxides to produce five-membered cyclic carbonates under mild reaction conditions is of great importance. In this work, the coupling reaction of CO2 with propylene oxide (PO) to produce propylene carbonate (PC) catalyzed by MOF-5 (metal-organic frameworks) in the presence of quaternary ammonium salts (Me4NCl, Me4NBr, Et4NBr, n-Pr4NBr, n-Bu4NBr) was studied in different conditions. It was discovered that MOF… CONTINUE READING