Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2008, 73, 88-96

Incorporation of CO2 Into Various Terminal and Internal Epoxides

Albrecht Meissner, Peter Scholz and Bernd Ondruschka*

Institute of Technical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Lessingstrasse 12, D-07743 Jena, Germany


Carbon dioxide was incorporated into various oxirane-containing compounds. The starting materials include natural products with epoxy groups (1-4), glycidyl compounds (5-9) and epoxidized polymers (9, 10). It could be shown that the crosslinking side reaction is not significant for internal epoxides but important for terminal glycidyl compounds.

Keywords: Carbon dioxide fixation; Oxiranes; Cyclic carbonates; Crosslinking; Polymer backbone modification; Polycarbonates; Copolymers; Epoxidized polymers.

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