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Sustainable conversion of carbon dioxide: the advent of organocatalysis

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Abstract

The conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2), an abundant renewable carbon reagent, into chemicals of academic and industrial interest is of imminent importance to create a higher degree of sustainability in chemical processing and production. Recent progress in this field is characterised by a plethora of organic molecules able to mediate the conversion of suitable substrates in the presence of CO2 into a variety of value-added commodities with advantageous features combining cost-effectiveness, metal-free transformations and general substrate activation profiles. In this review, the latest developments in the field of CO2 catalysis are discussed with a focus on organo-mediated conversions and their increasing importance in serving as practicable alternatives for metal-based processes. Also a critical assessment of the state-of-the-art methods is presented with attention to those features that need further development to increase the usefulness of organocatalysis in the production of organic molecules of potential commercial interest.

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The article was received on 09 Oct 2014, accepted on 11 Dec 2014 and first published on 11 Dec 2014


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01959H
Green Chem., 2015,17, 1375-1389

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    Sustainable conversion of carbon dioxide: the advent of organocatalysis

    G. Fiorani, W. Guo and A. W. Kleij, Green Chem., 2015, 17, 1375
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01959H

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