Dimethyl carbonate synthesis by oxidative carbonylation on activated carbon supported CuCl2 catalysts: Catalytic properties and structural change

Keiichi Tomishige, Tomohiro Sakaihori, Shin Ichiro Sakai, Kaoru Fujimoto

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Abstract

Catalytic properties of CuCl2 catalysts supported on activated carbon in the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate by oxidative carbonylation of methanol were investigated. Structural changes during the reaction were studied. It was suggested that dimethyl carbonate formation rate is strongly related to Cl/Cu ratio and CO formation rate is higher on the catalyst with Cu oxychloride than on that with Cu-Cl-OH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Volume181
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May 3
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Activated carbon supported CuCl catalyst
  • Catalyst structure
  • Dimethyl carbonate synthesis
  • Oxidative carbonylation of methanol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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