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Pure Appl. Chem., 2012, Vol. 84, No. 3, pp. 621-636

Published online 2011-11-09

Chlorine-free catalysts for green synthesis of cyclic carbonates from carbon dioxide*

Rui Li, Xin Tong, Xiaofang Li* and Changwen Hu*

Key Laboratory of Cluster Science of Ministry of Education, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Abstract: This article provides an overview on recent progress in the green synthesis of cyclic carbonates (CCs) from carbon dioxide (CO2) catalyzed by chlorine-free catalysts. Special emphasis is placed on the synthetic routes and catalyst structures that govern the reactivity and selectivity.
*Pure Appl. Chem. 84, 411–860 (2012). A collection of invited papers for the IUPAC project 2008-016-1-300 “Chlorine-free Synthesis for Green Chemistry”.