Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Polyols and Carbon Dioxide, Urea or Carbon Monoxide
Jose A. Castro-Osma and Michael North
Affiliation: Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, Department of Chemistry, University of York, York UK YO10 5DD.
Keywords: Cyclic carbonate, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, urea, diol, glycerol.
The synthesis of cyclic carbonates from polyols is an important reaction from a sustainability point of view as polyols which are by-products of industrial transformations are used as reagents to produce useful chemical products with many applications. This review is focused on the transformation of polyols with carbon dioxide, urea or carbon monoxide to cyclic carbonates.
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