Carbamates from CO2

NordCO2 member Prof. Timo Repo and his co-workers have reported a facile synthesis of cyclic carbamates from amino alcohols and CO2:

The article is Open access and free to read for everyone.

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Tosyl-assisted cyclization of carbon dioxide and amino alcohols in the presence of an external base. The carbamate species must be formed first and stabilized to avoid the competing N-tosylation reaction, which prevents the formation of the desired product.


New Minireview Published

The CHOCO group at UiT has just published a Minireview on Computational Studies of C-C bond formation with CO2:
The analysis reveals interesting patterns regarding the transition state conformations, which differ depending on the metal and substrate type. The article is Open access and free to read for everyone.

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On the left: Our goal is to use CO2 as a carbon source instead of oil. On the right a chemical experiment with a CO2 ballon.