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Zinc(II)-catalyzed reactions of carbon dioxide and propargylic alcohols to carbonates at room temperature

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Abstract

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an abundant and renewable feedstock for the production of value-added chemicals. Herein, we carried out the first work to use ZnI2/NEt3 as the catalyst for the reactions of CO2 and propargylic alcohols to form α-alkylidene cyclic carbonates. It was discovered that the catalyst system could efficiently promote the reaction at room temperature under solvent-free conditions, and the yields of the target products could reach 99%. The zinc(II) and NEt3 play excellent synergistic roles in activating both CO2 and propargylic alcohols.

Graphical abstract: Zinc(ii)-catalyzed reactions of carbon dioxide and propargylic alcohols to carbonates at room temperature

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The article was received on 11 Aug 2015, accepted on 21 Aug 2015 and first published on 21 Aug 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01870F
Green Chem., 2016,18, 382-385

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    Zinc(II)-catalyzed reactions of carbon dioxide and propargylic alcohols to carbonates at room temperature

    J. Hu, J. Ma, Q. Zhu, Q. Qian, H. Han, Q. Mei and B. Han, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 382
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC01870F

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