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Cycloaddition of CO2 to epoxides catalyzed by imidazolium-based polymeric ionic liquids

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Abstract

A series of cross-linked ionic polymers based on styrene-functionalized imidazolium salts with chloride, hexafluorophosphate, or tetrafluoroborate counter anions have been prepared and characterized using a range of analytical and spectroscopic techniques and electron microscopy. The polymer with the chloride anion is an efficient catalyst for the cycloaddition of carbon dioxide with epoxides to afford cyclic carbonates. The cross-linked polymer is insoluble in organic solvents and is highly stable and therefore can be easily recycled and reused.

Graphical abstract: Cycloaddition of CO2 to epoxides catalyzed by imidazolium-based polymeric ionic liquids

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Submitted
20 Dec 2012
Accepted
11 Apr 2013
First published
12 Apr 2013

Green Chem., 2013,15, 1584-1589
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Cycloaddition of CO2 to epoxides catalyzed by imidazolium-based polymeric ionic liquids

S. Ghazali-Esfahani, H. Song, E. Păunescu, F. D. Bobbink, H. Liu, Z. Fei, G. Laurenczy, M. Bagherzadeh, N. Yan and P. J. Dyson, Green Chem., 2013, 15, 1584 DOI: 10.1039/C3GC37085B

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