Polymers of Limonene Oxide and Carbon Dioxide: Polycarbonates of the Solar Economy

Leonardo Palmisano, Francesco Parrino, Rosaria Ciriminna, Mario Pagliaro, Alexandra Fidalgo, Laura M. Ilharco

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Abstract

Limonene epoxide (1,2-limonene oxide) readily reacts with carbon dioxide inserted in a ring-opening copolymerization reaction and forms polycarbonates of exceptional chemical and physical properties. Both poly(limonene carbonate) and poly(limonene dicarbonate) can be synthesized using low-cost Zn or Al homogeneous catalysts. This study addresses selected relevant questions concerning the technical and economic feasibility of limonene and carbon dioxide polymers en route to the bioeconomy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4884-4890
Number of pages7
JournalACS Omega
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Palmisano, L., Parrino, F., Ciriminna, R., Pagliaro, M., Fidalgo, A., & Ilharco, L. M. (2018). Polymers of Limonene Oxide and Carbon Dioxide: Polycarbonates of the Solar Economy. ACS Omega, 3, 4884-4890.