P-M-BRC-65 Catalytic Activity of ZIF-8 in the Synthesis of Styrene Carbonate from CO2 and Styrene Oxide

Monday, June 3, 2013
Ballroom C (Galt House Hotel)
Minqi Zhu1, Srinivas Darbha2, Bhogeswararao Seemala2, Paul Ratnasamy1 and Moises A. Carreon1, (1)University of Louisville, USA, (2)National Chemical Laboratory, India.
The novel catalytic activity of ZIF-8, in the synthesis of styrene carbonate from CO2 and styrene oxide even at 50 °C is reported. In contrast to many prior-art catalysts, solvents or co-catalysts were not required. The ZIF-8 catalysts could be recycled and reused without significant loss in catalytic activity.

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