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Sustainable metal-based catalysts for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates containing five-membered rings

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JournalGreen Chemistry
DateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Nov 2014
DatePublished (current) - 2015
Issue number4
Volume17
Number of pages22
Pages (from-to)1966-1987
Early online date19/11/14
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The use of sustainable metal-based catalysts for the synthesis of five-membered ring containing cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide is critically reviewed. Coverage is restricted to catalysis by the abundant metals: sodium, potassium, aluminium, calcium, titanium and iron and the relative merits and limitations of each catalyst system are compared.

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