Highly integrated CO2 capture and conversion: Direct synthesis of cyclic carbonates from industrial flue gas

Abstract
Robust and selective catalytic systems based on early transition metal halides (Y, Sc, Zr) and organic nucleophiles were found able to quantitatively capture CO2 from diluted streams via formation of hemicarbonate species and to convert it to cyclic organic carbonates under ambient conditions. This observation was exploited in the direct and selective chemical fixation of flue gas CO2 collected from an industrial exhaust, affording high degrees of CO2 capture and conversion.

Citation
Highly integrated CO2 capture and conversion: Direct synthesis of cyclic carbonates from industrial flue gas 2016 Green Chem.

Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Journal
Green Chemistry

DOI
10.1039/C5GC03007B

Additional Links
http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2016/GC/C5GC03007B

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