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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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Submitted
11 Aug 2015
Accepted
21 Aug 2015
First published
21 Aug 2015

Green Chem., 2016,18, 382-385
Article type
Communication

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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