Docking of Tetra-methyl Zirconium to the Surface of Silica: A Well-Defined Pre-catalyst for Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates

Walid Almaksoud, Aya Saidi, Manoja Samantaray, Edy Abou-Hamad, albert poater, Samy Ould-Chikh, Xianrong Guo, Erjia Guan, Tao Ma, Bruce C Gates, Jean-Marie Basset

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Abstract

The metal complex (Zr(CH3)4(THF)2) has been fully synthesized, characterized and grafted onto partially dehydroxylated silica to give two surface species -$. / /' $ %3)3(THF)2] (minor) and -$. / /'2Zr(CH3)2(THF)2] $ (major) which have been characterized by SS NMR, IR, elemental analysis. These supported pre-catalysts exhibit the best conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates, as compared to the previously reported SOMC catalysts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3528-3531
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume56
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 29 2020

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