Synthesis of poly(alkyl alkynoates) from diynes, CO2, and alkyl dihalides by a copper(I) salt catalyst

Shuichi Oi, Yasuo Fukue, Ken Nemoto, Yoshio Inoue

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The need for a potential alternate carbon source to petroleum and the environmental concern about increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere led to an increasing interest to synthesise polymer using CO2. In a recent study directed toward the effective utilization of CO2, a novel catalytic reaction has been found for the synthesis of alkyl alkynoates from 1-alkynes, CO2, and alkyl halides mediated by copper (I) salt in the presence of K2CO3. This paper reports a convenient synthesis of poly(alkyl alkynoates) from CO2 applying this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2694-2695
Number of pages2
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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