Heterogeneous Cu2O-mediated ethylene glycol production from dimethyl oxalate

Lu Li, Dezhang Ren, Jun Fu, Yunjie Liu, Fangming Jin, Zhibao Huo

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An efficient process for the conversion of dimethyl oxalateinto ethylene glycol with high selectivity and high yield over Cu2O was investigated. In situ formed Cu as a true catalytically active species showed a good catalytic performance for DMO conversion to produce EG in 95% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Energy Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemicals
  • CuO
  • Dimethyl oxalate
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Hydrothermal reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrochemistry


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