Synthesis of β-oxopropylcarbamates in a recyclable AgBr/ionic liquid catalytic system: An efficient assembly of CO2 under ambient pressure

Dandan Song, Di Li, Xuan Xiao, Chen Cheng, Somboon Chaemchuen, Ye Yuan, Francis Verpoort

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A green and recyclable catalytic system based on AgBr and an ionic liquid (IL) was developed for the three-component coupling reaction of propargylic alcohols, secondary amines and carbon dioxide (CO2). A series of target carbamates, especially those generated from challenging substrates, could be obtained smoothly at atmospheric CO2 pressure in a straightforward one-pot process. Moreover, the catalyst loading reached the lowermost level ever reported. Particularly, this catalytic system exhibited robust constancy and could be reused at least 5 times with retention of high catalytic activity. It is worth noting that this is the first catalytic system which could be recycled successfully for this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of CO2 Utilization
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018



  • Ionic liquids
  • Recyclability
  • Silver
  • Three-component coupling reaction
  • β-Oxopropylcarbamates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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