Chemical Valorisation of Carbon Dioxide
Chapter 11: Heterogeneous Copolymerization of CO2
Published:19 Dec 2022
S. Padmanaban, S. Yoon, 2022. "Heterogeneous Copolymerization of CO2", Chemical Valorisation of Carbon Dioxide, Georgios Stefanidis, Andrzej Stankiewicz
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Recently, catalytic conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide to chemical commodities has received much interest. Among various possibilities, the copolymerization of CO2 with cyclic ethers to produce aliphatic polycarbonates is a promising approach. Among various homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, the Zn-dicarboxylates and double metal cyanide complexes are mainly used in the large-scale production of aliphatic polycarbonates. In this chapter, the developments in the heterogeneously catalyzed copolymerization of CO2 with cyclic ethers are briefly reported.