A computational study of the mechanism of the [(salen)Cr + DMAP]-catalyzed formation of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxide

Debashis Adhikari, Son Binh T. Nguyen*, Mu Hyun Baik

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Abstract

Epoxide and CO2 coupling reactions catalyzed by (salen)CrIIICl have been modeled computationally to contrast a monometallic vs. a bimetallic mechanism. A low-energy CO2 insertion step into the metal-alkoxide bond was located.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2676-2678
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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