Emerging Ionic Polymers for CO2Conversion to Cyclic Carbonates : An Overview of Recent Developments

Rabia Jamil, Liliana C. Tomé, David Mecerreyes, Debbie S. Silvester

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In this mini review, we highlight some key work from the last 2 years where ionic polymers have been used as a catalyst to convert CO2 into cyclic carbonates. Emerging ionic polymers reported for this catalytic application include materials such as poly(ionic liquid)s (PILs), ionic porous organic polymers (iPOPs) or ionic covalent organic frameworks (iCOFs) among others. All these organic materials share in common the ionic moiety cations such as imidazolium, pyridinium, viologen, ammonium, phosphonium, and guanidinium, and anions such as halides, [BF4]-, [PF6]-, and [Tf2N]-. The mechanistic aspects and efficiency of the CO2 conversion reaction and the polymer design including functional groups and porosity are discussed in detail. This review should provide valuable information for researchers to design new polymers for important catalysis applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-777
Number of pages11
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11(SI)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • catalysts
  • COconversion
  • COfixation
  • cycloaddition reaction
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • ionic liquids
  • poly(ionic liquids)
  • polymers


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