Nanoporous alumino- and borosilicate-mediated Meinwald rearrangement of epoxides
•Nanoporous alumino- and borosilicate materials were synthesised using an EISA method.•These materials effectively catalyse the Meinwald rearrangement of epoxides.•The transformations proceed efficiently in dimethyl carbonate.•The catalysts can be effectively recycled without a significant decreasing catalytic activity.
Nanoporous alumino- and borosilicate materials, produced using an evaporation-induced self-assembly approach (EISA), efficiently catalyse the Meinwald rearrangement of epoxides in dimethyl carbonate (DMC) to produce the corresponding carbonyl compounds in high yield and excellent selectivity.
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Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General - Volume 493, 5 March 2015, Pages 17–24