Boronic Acids as Hydrogen Bond Donor Catalysts for Efficient Conversion of CO2 into Organic Carbonate in Water

2016-06-24T19:13:23Z (GMT) by Jinquan Wang Yugen Zhang
Boronic acids together with onium salts provide highly efficient organocatalysts for the conversion of CO2 with epoxides into various cyclic carbonates in H2O under mild conditions. The combination of experimental and computational studies allows further understanding of this active organocatalytic system.