Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Polyols and Carbon Dioxide, Urea or Carbon Monoxide

Author(s): Jose A. Castro-Osma, Michael North

Journal Name: Current Green Chemistry

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2014

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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.

Keywords: Cyclic carbonate, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, urea, diol, glycerol.

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Year: 2014
Published on: 02 September, 2014
Page: [257 - 272]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/2213346101666140604215627
Price: $25

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