Topologically diverse shape-persistent bis-(Zn-salphen) catalysts : efficient cyclic carbonate formation under mild conditions

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

39 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations



Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017-1020
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Issue number5
Online published12 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2016


By adopting a shape-persistent bimetallic design approach, high initial molecular turnover frequencies (up to 14 800 h-1) for coupling of CO2 with epoxides in conjunction with nBu4NI, plus excellent yields under mild conditions (1 bar of CO2, 45°C) have been achieved for catalysts containing cofacial Zn-salphen units.

Citation Format(s)