BUCKLEY, B.R., PATEL, A.P. and WIJAYANTHA, K.G.U., 2015. Selective formation of trimethylene carbonate (TMC): atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide utilization. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 3, pp. 474-478.
Carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) is currently gaining increased interest due to the abundance of CO2 and its possible application as a C1 building block. We herein report the first example of atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide incorporation into oxetane to selectively form trimethylene carbonate (TMC), which is a significant challenge as TMC is thermodynamically less favoured than its corresponding co-polymer.
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B.R. B. and K.G.U. W. would like to thank the Research Councils
UK for RCUK fellowships [ grant number EP/E50082X/1] and Loughborough
University for funding a PhD studentship to A.P. P.