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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(6), 9945-9951; doi:10.3390/ijms15069945
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2,2',2''-Terpyridine-Catalyzed Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide under Solvent-Free Conditions

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Received: 10 March 2014 / Revised: 15 April 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Green Chemistry)
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Abstract

An efficient coupling reaction of epoxides with CO2 affording cyclic carbonates with the use of 2,2',2''-terpyridine as catalyst under solvent-free conditions has been developed.
Keywords: carbon dioxide; epoxide; cyclic carbonates; terpyridine carbon dioxide; epoxide; cyclic carbonates; terpyridine
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Liu, H.; Zeng, R.; Hua, R. 2,2',2''-Terpyridine-Catalyzed Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide under Solvent-Free Conditions. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 9945-9951.

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