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Gold-catalyzed synthesis of carbonates and carbamates from carbon monoxide

United States Patent

January 20, 2015
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The invention provides a method for producing organic carbonates via the reaction of alcohols and carbon monoxide with oxygen adsorbed on a metallic gold or gold alloy catalyst.
Friend; Cynthia M. (Lexington, MA), Madix; Robert J. (Lexingon, MA), Xu; Bingjun (Cambridge, MA)
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Cambridge, MA)
14/ 233,041
July 16, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-84-ER13289 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and under CHE-0952790 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.