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Electrochemically Promoted C-N Bond Formation from Amines and CO2 in Ionic Liquid BMIm-BF4: Synthesis of Carbamates

M. Feroci,* M. Orsini, L. Rossi, G. Sotgiu and A. Inesi*

*Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Materiali, Materie Prime e Metallurgia, UniversitÓ "La Sapienza", via Castro Laurenziano, 7, I-00161 Roma, Italy, Email:,

M. Feroci, M. Orsini, L. Rossi, G. Sotgiu, A. Inesi, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 144-149.

DOI: 10.1021/jo061997c


A selective cathodic reduction of carbon dioxide in CO2-saturated room-temperature ionic liquid BMIm-BF4 solutions containing amines, followed by addition of EtI as an alkylating agent allows an environmentally friendly, mild, and safe synthesis of organic carbamates in good yields.

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Key Words

Carbamates, Ionic Liquids

ID: J42-Y2007-0060