Described herein are inventive methods for synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO.sub.2 and epoxide. In some embodiments, the methods are carried out in the presence of a catalyst comprising an electrophilic halogen. In some embodiments, the methods are carried out in a flow reactor.
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This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FE0004271 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.