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A new air-stable zinc complex based on a 1,2-phenylene-diimino-2-cyanoacrylate ligand as an efficient catalyst of the epoxide–CO2 coupling

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Abstract

A novel zinc complex based on a diethyl 1,2-phenylene-diimino-2-cyanoacrylate ligand is a very efficient catalyst in the conversion of epoxides with CO2 to organic carbonates, in the case of propylene carbonate also under mild reaction conditions. Using cyclohexene oxide leads to the formation of alternating aliphatic polycarbonates in good yields.

Graphical abstract: A new air-stable zinc complex based on a 1,2-phenylene-diimino-2-cyanoacrylate ligand as an efficient catalyst of the epoxide–CO2 coupling

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2013, accepted on 30 Nov 2013 and first published on 03 Dec 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52927D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 2344-2347
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    A new air-stable zinc complex based on a 1,2-phenylene-diimino-2-cyanoacrylate ligand as an efficient catalyst of the epoxide–CO2 coupling

    M. A. Fuchs, S. Staudt, C. Altesleben, O. Walter, T. A. Zevaco and E. Dinjus, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 2344
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52927D

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