Synthesis of Carbonates from Alcohols and CO2

Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry Collections book series (TCCC)


Alcohols are ubiquitous compounds in nature that offer modular building blocks for synthetic chemistry. Here we discuss the most recent development of different classes of alcohols and their coupling chemistry with carbon dioxide as to afford linear and cyclic carbonates, the challenges associated with their formation, and the potential of this chemistry to revive a waste carbon feed stock.


Carbon dioxide Carboxylative cyclization Cyclic carbonates Diols Heterogeneous catalysis Homoallylic alcohols Linear carbonates Propargylic alcohols 


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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicole Kindermann
    • 1
  • Tharun Jose
    • 1
  • Arjan W. Kleij
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Barcelona Institute of Science and TechnologyInstitute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)TarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Catalan Institute of Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)BarcelonaSpain

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