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Halide-free CO2 cycloaddition onto styrene oxide catalysed by first row transition-metal derivatives of polyoxotungstates


Quaternary ammonium salts of metal derivatives of polyoxometalates [XW11O39M(H2O)]n- (X = P, Si; M = Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Zn) were successfully tested instead of quaternary ammonium halides as catalysts in the cycloaddition of CO2 to styrene oxide. Remarkably, they gave very satisfactory yields of styrene carbonate at moderate temperature (80°C).

Jingjing Ren,   Anna Proust,   Franck Launay  et  Richard Villanneau

Chem. Commun., 2024, Accepted Manuscript