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A CO2 utilization approach towards the synthesis of terephthalic acid via a catalytic double carboxylation

A catalytic double carboxylation of a bisboronate ester benzene was disclosed to synthesize terephthalic acid under a CO2 utilization approach. The double carboxylation was accomplished with several other bisboronate ester arenes to provide support for this being a general transformation. The double carboxylation was conducted on a gram scale to provide terephthalic acid in 90% yield.

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Thompson, S. J., Gohndrone, T. R., & Lail, M. (2018). A CO2 utilization approach towards the synthesis of terephthalic acid via a catalytic double carboxylation. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 24, 256-260. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2018.01.006