Task-Specific Ionic Liquid-Catalyzed Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Fuel Additive and Value-Added Chemicals pp. 227-256
Authors: (Zhen-Zhen Yang, Ya-Nan Zhao, Liang-Nian He, The State Key Laboratory and Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China)
Abstract: As an abundant, nontoxic, nonflammable, easily available, and renewable carbon resource, carbon dioxide (CO2) is very attractive as an environmentally friendly feedstock for making commodity chemicals, fuels, and materials. Owing to its kinetic inertness and thermodynamic stability, significant efforts have been directed towards constructing C-C, C-O and C-N bond on the basis of CO2 activation through molecular catalysis. Development of catalytic methodologies for chemical transformation of CO2 into useful compounds is of paramount importance from a standpoint of C1 chemistry and Green. Chemistry. In this chapter, we would like to illustrate potential applications of CO2 in the synthesis of fuel additive/industrial useful chemicals by employing task-specific ionic liquids (TSILs) as catalysts/reaction media.