A tricarbonyl rhenium(I) complex with a pendant pyrrolidinium moiety as a robust and recyclable catalyst for chemical fixation of carbon dioxide in ionic liquid

Wing Leung Wong, Kwong Chak Cheung, Pak Ho Chan, Zhong Yuan Zhou, Kam Han Lee, Kwok Yin Wong

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A novel Re(I) complex covalently anchored with a pyrrolidinium moiety was successfully synthesized and used as an efficient and recyclable catalyst in the cycloaddition of CO2 with epoxides under mild reaction conditions to give excellent isolated yield and selectivity of cyclic carbonates in pyrrolidinium ionic liquid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2175-2177
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2007

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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