Silver-catalyzed incorporation of carbon dioxide into propargylic alcohols

Wataru Yamada, Yudai Sugawara, Man Cheng Hau, Taketo Ikeno, Tohru Yamada

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The combined use of a catalytic amount of silver acetate and a stoichiometric amount of DBU efficiently catalyzed the incorporation of CO 2 under mild reaction conditions into a wide range of propargylic alcohols bearing a terminal or an internal triple bond to afford the corresponding cyclic carbonates in high-to-excellent yields. All the cyclic carbonates obtained from the reaction were found to be single isomers. The geometries were determined to be (Z) by X-ray crystal structure analysis and NOE experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2604-2607
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Alkynes
  • Carbon dioxide fixation
  • Carbonates
  • Silver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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