Synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide by using organocatalysts.

@article{Cokoja2015SynthesisOC,
  title={Synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide by using organocatalysts.},
  author={Mirza Cokoja and Michael E. Wilhelm and Michael H Anthofer and Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Fritz E K{\"u}hn},
  journal={ChemSusChem},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 15},
  pages={2436-54}
}
The synthesis of cyclic carbonates through coupling of carbon dioxide with epoxides is 100 % atom economical and is already performed on an industrial scale. Its impact regarding the use of carbon dioxide as a renewable carbon source is expected to grow significantly in the near future, so that the development of efficient catalysts is of high interest in… CONTINUE READING