A novel method of direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from methanol and carbon dioxide catalyzed by zirconia

Keiichi Tomishige, Tomohiro Sakaihori, Yoshiki Ikeda, Kaoru Fujimoto

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Abstract

Dimethyl carbonate was synthesized from methanol and CO2 with high selectivity using ZrO2 catalysts. In this reaction, the amount of dimethyl ether and CO was below the detection limit. The catalytic activity seems to be related to acid-base pair sites of the ZrO2 surface from the results of temperature-programmed desorption of NH3 and CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Apr
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • DMC synthesis from CO
  • Dimethyl carbonate
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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