A bimetallic iron(iii) catalyst for CO2/epoxide coupling

Antoine Buchard, Michael R. Kember, Karl G. Sandeman, Charlotte K. Williams

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A novel di-iron(iii) catalyst for the copolymerisation of cyclohexene oxide and CO2 to yield poly(cyclohexene carbonate), under mild conditions, is reported. The catalyst selectivity was completely changed on addition of an ammonium co-catalyst to yield only the cis-isomer of the cyclic carbonate, also under mild conditions. Additionally, the catalyst was active for propylene carbonate and styrene carbonate production at 1 atm pressure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date26 Sept 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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