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Pure Appl. Chem., 2000, Vol. 72, No. 7, pp. 1357-1363

Frontiers in green chemistry utilizing carbon dioxide for polymer synthesis and applications

Jennifer L. Young and Joseph M. DeSimone

Department of Chemistry, Venable and Kenan Laboratories, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290 USA

Abstract: In the last ten years, there has been incredible growth in research involving the use of carbon dioxide as an environmentally benign solvent. This article will highlight polymer synthesis, characterization, and applications in CO2 and place this research in the context of both green chemistry and the latest developments in CO2 technology.