Metal acetylacetonates as highly efficient and cost effective catalysts for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO 2 and epoxides

Subodh Kumar, Suman L. Jain, Bir Sain

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Abstract

Metal acetylacetonates were found to be efficient and cost effective catalysts for the formation of cyclic carbonates by cycloaddition of carbon dioxide with epoxides, providing high to excellent yields of the corresponding carbonates. Among the various catalysts such as acetylacetonates of Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Fe, Cr and VO studied, Ni(acac)2 was found to be promising catalyst for this reaction. The present methodology was found to be superior due to the easy accessibility and comparatively inexpensive nature of metal acetylacetonates than salen complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)615-618
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume142
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Acknowledgments We thank to Director IIP, for his kind permission to publish these results. Dr. Basant Kumar and his group is acknowledged for providing GCMS analysis. Dr. G. M. Bahuguna is acknowledged for providing IR spectra of the compounds. DST, New Delhi is kindly acknowledged for financial support. Mr. Subodh Thanks to CSIR, New Delhi for his research fellowship.

Funding

Acknowledgments We thank to Director IIP, for his kind permission to publish these results. Dr. Basant Kumar and his group is acknowledged for providing GCMS analysis. Dr. G. M. Bahuguna is acknowledged for providing IR spectra of the compounds. DST, New Delhi is kindly acknowledged for financial support. Mr. Subodh Thanks to CSIR, New Delhi for his research fellowship.

FundersFunder number
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal

    Keywords

    • Acetylacetonate
    • Carbon dioxide
    • Cyclic carbonate
    • Cycloaddition
    • Epoxide

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