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CO2 Chemistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124202214, 9780127999296

CO2 Chemistry, Volume 66

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Rudi van Eldik
Serial Volume Editor: Michele Aresta
eBook ISBN: 9780127999296
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124202214
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th December 2013
Page Count: 416
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Table of Contents



Chapter One. Personal Adventures in the Synthesis of Copolymers from Carbon Dioxide and Cyclic Ethers


1 Introduction

2 Carbon Dioxide as a Source of Chemical Carbon

3 Copolymers from Oxiranes and Carbon Dioxide

4 Block Copolymers of Polycarbonates and Lactides

5 Terpolymers from Oxiranes and Carbon Dioxide

6 Depolymerization of Polycarbonates



Chapter Two. Synthesis of Organic Carbonates


1 Introduction

2 Market and Production

3 Linear Organic Carbonates

4 Synthesis of Organic Cyclic Carbonates

5 Transesterification Reactions

6 Summary


Chapter Three. Synthesis of Aromatic Carbamates from CO2: Implications for the Polyurethane Industry


1 General Introduction

2 Introduction to the PU Industry

3 CO2 as a Raw Material for Isocyanates (Carbamates)

4 Possible Routes to Carbamates from CO2

5 Synthesis of Aromatic Carbamates from CO2

6 Conclusion



Chapter Four. Reactions of CO2 and CO2 Analogs (CXY with X, Y = O, S, NR) with Reagents Containing Si–H and Si–N Units


1 Introduction

2 CO2 Activation via Reactions with Si—N and Si—H Bonds

3 Reactions of CO2 Analog Molecules with Si—N Bonds and Si—H Bonds

4 Applications

5 Conclusions and Outlook


Chapter Five. Recent Studies of Rhenium and Manganese Bipyridine Carbonyl Catalysts for the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2


1 Introduction

2 History of the fac-Re(bpy-R)(CO)3X Family of CO2 Reduction Catalysts

3 Recent Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Studies of fac-Re(bpy-R)(CO)3X Catalysts

4 Recent Structural, Computational, and Kinetic Studies of the [Re(bpy-R)(CO)3]− 1 Anions

5 Manganese as an Alternative to Rhenium

6 Conclusions and Future Outlook



Chapter Six. Interconversion of CO2/H2 and Formic Acid Under Mild Conditions in Water: Ligand Design for Effective Catalysis


1 Introduction

2 Hydrogenation of CO2 to Formic Acid

3 Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid

4 Reversible Hydrogen Storage by Interconversion of CO2/H2 and HCO2H

5 Concluding Remarks



Chapter Seven. Catalytic Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide to Formic Acid


List of the Used Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide

3 Continuous Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide in Miniplant Scale

4 Conclusions



Chapter Eight. Converting “Exhaust” Carbon into “Working” Carbon


1 Introduction

2 The Utilization of CO2

3 CO2 as a Source of Carbon

4 The Energetics of CO2 Utilization

5 Used Versus Avoided CO2

6 Thermal Reactions for CO2 Conversion

7 Short-Term New Strategies for CO2 Conversion into Fuels

8 The Future of CO2 Conversion: Man-Made Photosynthesis

9 The Electrochemical Reduction of CO2

10 Photoelectrochemical Reduction of CO2

11 Hybrid Systems: Coupling Enzymes and Photochemistry

12 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Nine. Carbon Capture with Simultaneous Activation and Its Subsequent Transformation



1 Introduction

2 CO2 Capture by Liquid Absorbents

3 Catalytic Transformation of CO2 into Value-Added Chemicals

4 Carbon Capture and Its Subsequent Transformation

5 Conclusions



Chapter Ten. Production of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate from Steel Converter Slag and Other Calcium-Containing Industrial Wastes and Residues


1 Introduction

2 Existing PCC Manufacturing Technologies

3 Mineral Carbonation Processes

4 PCC Manufacturing Technologies Based on Industrial Waste Materials

5 PCC Manufacturing Based on Steel Slag Carbonation

6 Remarks on Applicability of Various Processes in Global Scale

7 Conclusions




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About the Serial Editor

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik

Rudi van Eldik was born in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 1945 and grew up in Johannesburg (South Africa). He received his chemistry education and DSc degree at the former Potchefstroom University (SA), followed by post-doctoral work at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA) and the University of Frankfurt (Germany). After completing his Habilitation in Physical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in 1982, he was appointed as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Private University of Witten/Herdecke in 1987. In 1994 he became Professor of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, from where he retired in 2010. At present he is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and Visiting Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the N. Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.

His research interests cover the elucidation of inorganic and bioinorganic reaction mechanisms, with special emphasis on the application of high pressure thermodynamic and kinetic techniques. In recent years his research team also focused on the application of low-temperature rapid-scan techniques to identify and study reactive intermediates in catalytic cycles, and on mechanistic studies in ionic liquids. He is Editor of the series Advances in Inorganic Chemistry since 2003. He serves on the Editorial Boards of several chemistry journals. He is the author of over 880 research papers and review articles in international journals and supervised 80 PhD students. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the former Potchefstroom University, SA (1997), Kragujevac University, Serbia (2006), Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2010), University of Pretoria, SA (2010), and Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia (2012). He has developed a promotion activity for chemistry and related experimental sciences in the form of chemistry edutainment presentations during the period 1995-2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (‘Bundesverdienstkreuz’) by the Federal President of Germany, and the Inorganic Mechanisms Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry (London).

His hobbies include music, hiking, jogging, cycling and motor-biking. He is the father of two and grandfather of four children.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany; Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

About the Serial Volume Editor

Michele Aresta

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Bari, Italy