Direct conversion of CO2 with diols, aminoalcohols and diamines to cyclic carbonates, cyclic carbamates and cyclic ureas using heterogeneous catalysts

Masazumi Tamura, Masayoshi Honda, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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Abstract

CO2 has a large effect on global warming by greenhouse gases, and development of an effective technique for the reduction of CO2 is a crucial and urgent issue. From the chemical viewpoint, CO2 is regarded as a stable, safe and abundant C1 resource, and the transformation of CO2 to valuable chemicals is promising not only for reduction of CO2 but also for production of useful chemicals. This mini-review focuses on the direct conversion of CO2 with diols, aminoalcohols and diamines to cyclic compounds such as cyclic carbonates, cyclic carbamates and cyclic ureas, and in particular discusses the mechanisms for these reactions over heterogeneous catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-33
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
Volume89
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Cerium oxide
  • Cyclic carbamate
  • Cyclic carbonate
  • Cyclic urea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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