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Catalysts 2019, 9(4), 325;

Hybrid Catalysts for CO2 Conversion into Cyclic Carbonates

Department of Biological Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Ed. 17, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Laboratory of Applied Materials Chemistry (CMA), University of Namur, 61 rue de Bruxelles, 5000 Namur, Belgium
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Received: 3 March 2019 / Revised: 22 March 2019 / Accepted: 25 March 2019 / Published: 2 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Applications in Surface Chemistry and Catalysis)


The conversion of carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals such as cyclic carbonates is an appealing topic for the scientific community due to the possibility of valorizing waste into an inexpensive, available, nontoxic, and renewable carbon feedstock. In this regard, last-generation heterogeneous catalysts are of great interest owing to their high catalytic activity, robustness, and easy recovery and recycling. In the present review, recent advances on CO2 cycloaddition to epoxide mediated by hybrid catalysts through organometallic or organo-catalytic species supported onto silica-, nanocarbon-, and metal–organic framework (MOF)-based heterogeneous materials, are highlighted and discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon dioxide; cyclic carbonate; heterogeneous catalysis; ionic liquids; carbon nanotubes; fullerene; graphene; MOF carbon dioxide; cyclic carbonate; heterogeneous catalysis; ionic liquids; carbon nanotubes; fullerene; graphene; MOF

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Calabrese, C.; Giacalone, F.; Aprile, C. Hybrid Catalysts for CO2 Conversion into Cyclic Carbonates. Catalysts 2019, 9, 325.

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