P-Campus-Ringvorlesung am 16.12.21
Am 16. Dezember findet der nächste Vortrag der P-Campus-Ringvorlesung 2021 statt. Constanza Terazzi vom Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse (LIKAT) referiert zum Thema "Development of P-based Organocatalysts for CO2 Fixation into Cyclic Carbonates". Der Vortrag wird auf Englisch gehalten und beginnt um 15:00 Uhr.
Increasing levels of CO2 emissions have motivated the valorization of this greenhouse gas as a C1 building block. However, chemical fixation of CO2 into valuable products remains as a challenge due to its thermodynamic and kinetic inertness. In this regard, an interesting and useful reaction is the synthesis of cyclic carbonates by non-reductive addition of CO2 to epoxides. Among reported catalysts, phosphonium salts offer great advantages due to their high activity, stability and potential recyclability. Furthermore, their versatility allows modifications on their structure that led to the rational design of highly efficient bifunctional catalysts.[3a-c] Herein the development of phosphonium salts for CO2 fixation into cyclic carbonates will be presented in detail, together with perspectives for future research on the topic.