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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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Submitted
10 Sep 2014
Accepted
10 Oct 2014
First published
04 Nov 2014

Green Chem., 2015,17, 108-122
Article type
Critical Review

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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