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Synthesis of Oxazolidinones/Polyurethanes from Aziridines and CO2

[ Vol. 1 , Issue. 2 ]


Qing-Wen Song, Ya-Nan Zhao, Liang-Nian He, Jian Gao and Zhen-Zhen Yang   Pages 107 - 124 ( 18 )


From the viewpoint of sustainable development, chemical fixation/utilization of CO2 in an environmentally benign manner has been drawing much interest, especially in the field of organic chemistry. In this review, 100% atom economical routes such as the reaction of CO2 and aziridines to prepare oxazolidinones and polyurethanes with more consideration given to the catalytic strategies and insight into the reaction mechanism are reviewed in the context of CO2 conversion into useful chemicals. High atom efficiency of the reaction and wide application of the CO2-derived products are the main driving force for the constant interest paid to catalytic conversion of CO2 into fuels, value-added chemical, polycarbonate materials.


Aziridine, Carbon dioxide, Oxazolidinone, Polyurethane, Catalysis, greenhouse, biomass, chiral auxiliaries, phosgene, aprotic solvents , epoxides, HMPA, regiochemistry, Electrosynthesis, DRIFTS


Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China.

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