Catalysis Letters

, Volume 137, Issue 1, pp 1–7

Cycloaddition of CO2 to Epoxides Using a Highly Active Co(III) Complex of Tetraamidomacrocyclic Ligand

Authors

    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Punnamchandar Ramidi
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Sharon Pulla
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Shane Z. Sullivan
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Samuel L. Collom
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Yashraj Gartia
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • Reliance Industries LimitedResearch Center
  • Alexandru S. Biris
    • Department of Applied Science and Nanotechnology CenterUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Bruce C. Noll
    • Bruker AXS Inc.
  • Brian C. Berry
    • Department of ChemistryUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-010-0325-0

Cite this article as:
Ghosh, A., Ramidi, P., Pulla, S. et al. Catal Lett (2010) 137: 1. doi:10.1007/s10562-010-0325-0

Abstract

Synthesis of various cyclic carbonates with yield up to 100% and turn over frequency (TOF) of 351 h−1 using CO2 and epoxides and a cobalt (III) complex of tetraamidomacrocyclic ligand is described. The catalyst was characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. A study of reaction conditions indicates that 2 MPa pressure of CO2 without any co-solvent is sufficient to achieve the desired product.

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Keywords

Cyclic carbonates CO2-epoxides Co(III)-Tetraamidomacrocyclic ligand catalyst Co-catalysts

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