A bifunctional catalyst for carbon dioxide fixation: Cooperative double activation of epoxides for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates

Tadashi Ema, Yuki Miyazaki, Shohei Koyama, Yuya Yano, Takashi Sakai

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We have developed a very active bifunctional porphyrin catalyst showing a high turnover number (TON = 103000) for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO 2 and epoxides under solvent-free conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4489-4491
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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