Chromium and aluminium salphen complexes have been found to display remarkable catalytic activity in the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from a range of epoxides and carbon dioxide. The Al(salphen) complex is more reactive towards terminal epoxides at ambient temperature and pressure, whereas the Cr(salphen) complex exhibits higher catalytic activity towards more challenging internal epoxides at elevated temperature and pressure.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Chemistry : A European Journal (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Feb 2016|
- cyclic carbonates
- homogeneous catalysis
- salphen ligands