Direct cyclic carbonate synthesis from CO2 and diol over carboxylation/hydration cascade catalyst of CeO2 with 2-cyanopyridine

Masayoshi Honda, Masazumi Tamura, Kenji Nakao, Kimihito Suzuki, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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Abstract

We first achieved direct synthesis of propylene carbonate from CO 2 and 1,2-propanediol in excellent yield (>99%) using a carboxylation/hydration cascade catalyst of CeO2 with 2-cyanopyridine. The catalyst system can be applied to syntheses of various cyclic carbonates, including 6-membered ring carbonates that are difficult to synthesize in high yields (62->99%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1893-1896
Number of pages4
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 6

Keywords

  • Cerium oxide
  • carbonate
  • carboxylation
  • hydration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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