Synthesis of ureas from titanium imido complexes using carbon dioxide as a C-1 reagent at ambient temperature and pressure
13 February 2012
Prof.James C. Anderson and Rafael Bou Moreno
There is a need for the development of industrial processes that use chemical feedstocks that do not rely upon oil. This research shows that carbon dioxide, at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature, reacts with titanium imido complexes through heterocumulene metathesis reactions to form symmetrical ureas.
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