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Methods and systems for the formation of cyclic carbonates

United States Patent

December 30, 2014
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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.
Hatton; Trevor Alan (Sudbury, MA), Jamison; Timothy F. (Somerville, MA), Kozak; Jennifer Aiden (San Francisco, CA), Simeon; Fritz (Quincy, MA), Wu; Jie (Cambridge, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
13/ 826,539
March 14, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.