Hybrid catalysts for CO 2 conversion into cyclic carbonates

Carla Calabrese, Francesco Giacalone, Carmela Aprile

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The conversion of carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals such as cyclic carbonates is an appealing topic for the scientific community due to the possibility of valorizing waste into an inexpensive, available, nontoxic, and renewable carbon feedstock. In this regard, last-generation heterogeneous catalysts are of great interest owing to their high catalytic activity, robustness, and easy recovery and recycling. In the present review, recent advances on CO 2 cycloaddition to epoxide mediated by hybrid catalysts through organometallic or organo-catalytic species supported onto silica-, nanocarbon-, and metal-organic framework (MOF)-based heterogeneous materials, are highlighted and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number325
Number of pages30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Cyclic carbonate
  • Fullerene
  • Graphene
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Ionic liquids
  • MOF


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