Synthesis of chiral cyclic carbonates via kinetic resolution of racemic epoxides and carbon dioxide

Xiao Wu*, José A. Castro-Osma, Michael North

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The catalytic synthesis of cyclic carbonates using carbon dioxide as a C1-building block is a highly active area of research. Here, we review the catalytic production of enantiomerically enriched cyclic carbonates via kinetic resolution of racemic epoxides catalysed by metal-containing catalyst systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2016

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  • Carbon dioxide
  • Catalysis
  • Cyclic carbonates
  • Kinetic resolution
  • Metal catalysts

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