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Fixation of CO2 into cyclic carbonates catalyzed by ionic liquids: a multi-scale approach

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Abstract

Fixation of CO2 to cyclic carbonates is one of the most important reactions since it represents a much greener alternative to the traditional phosgene process. In this context, the transformation of CO2 with epoxides into cyclic carbonates with respect to the newly emerged ionic liquid (IL) technology is discussed from a multi-scale viewpoint, including (1) the mechanism considering the “cooperative effect” at the basic atom and molecule level; (2) the reactor configuration at the unit level; (3) and the related process integration at the system level.

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The article was received on 10 Sep 2014, accepted on 10 Oct 2014 and first published on 04 Nov 2014


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01754D
Citation: Green Chem., 2015,17, 108-122
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    Fixation of CO2 into cyclic carbonates catalyzed by ionic liquids: a multi-scale approach

    B. Xu, J. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Huang, J. Zhang, X. Zhang and S. Zhang, Green Chem., 2015, 17, 108
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01754D

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