Chiral (salen)CoIII catalyst for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates

Robert L. Paddock, Son Binh T. Nguyen*

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A catalyst system comprised of a CoIII(salen) complex and a Lewis base is investigated for the reaction of CO2 and a variety of epoxides to form cyclic carbonates. Application of this catalyst system in the kinetic resolution of propylene oxide is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1622-1623
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2004

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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