BUCKLEY, B.R., PATEL, A.P. and WIJAYANTHA, K.G.U., 2011. Electrosynthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide. Chemical Communications, 47 (43), pp. 11888 - 11890
The use of CO2 for the preparation of value-added compounds has dramatically increased due to increased global warming concerns. We herein report an electrochemical cell containing a copper cathode and a magnesium anode that effectively converts epoxides and carbon dioxide to cyclic carbonates under mild electrochemical conditions at atmospheric pressure.