BUCKLEY, B., PATEL, A. and WIJAYANTHA, K., 2015. Selective formation of trimethylene carbonate (TMC): atmospheric pressure carbon dioxide utilization. European Journal of Organic Chemistry, DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201403385.
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.
B.R.B. and K.G.U.W. would like to thank Research Councils UK for RCUK fellowships and Loughborough University for funding a
PhD studentship to A.P.P.