Ceria-catalyzed conversion of carbon dioxide into dimethyl carbonate with 2-cyanopyridine

Masayoshi Honda, Masazumi Tamura, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Satoru Sonehara, Kimihito Suzuki, Ken Ichiro Fujimoto, Keiichi Tomishige

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DMC run: Carbon dioxide can be converted into dimethyl carbonate in a reaction system involving 2-cyanopyridine as a dehydration agent, catalyzed by CeO2. Regeneration of the coproduct 2-picolinamide can be achieved over a Na2O/SiO2 catalyst. As a whole, the system servest to react carbon dioxide with methanol to produce dimethyl carbonate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1344
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug


  • carbon dioxide
  • carbonates
  • cerium
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • metal oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy(all)


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