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Title: Succinic anhydrides from epoxides

Abstract

Catalysts and methods for the double carbonylation of epoxides are disclosed. Each epoxide molecule reacts with two molecules of carbon monoxide to produce a succinic anhydride. The reaction is facilitated by catalysts combining a Lewis acidic species with a transition metal carbonyl complex. The double carbonylation is achieved in single process by using reaction conditions under which both carbonylation reactions occur without the necessity of isolating or purifying the product of the first carbonylation.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Cornell Research Foundation, Inc., Ithaca, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1166757
Patent Number(s):
8,921,581
Application Number:
13/914,592
Assignee:
Cornell Research Foundation, Inc. (Ithaca, NY) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-05ER15687
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jun 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Coates, Geoffrey W, and Rowley, John M. Succinic anhydrides from epoxides. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Coates, Geoffrey W, & Rowley, John M. Succinic anhydrides from epoxides. United States.
Coates, Geoffrey W, and Rowley, John M. Tue . "Succinic anhydrides from epoxides". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1166757.
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