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Title: Succinic anhydrides from epoxides

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

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