Selective formation of ethylene carbonate from ethylene glycol and carbon dioxide over CeO2-ZrO2 solid solution catalysts

Keiichi Tomishige, Hiroaki Yasuda, Mohammad Nurunnabi, Baitao Li, Kimio Kunimori

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Abstract

Ethylene carbonate can be formed from ethylene glycol and CO2 over CeO2-ZrO2 catalysts. The activity of ethylene carbonate formation was much dependent on the catalyst composition and calcination temperature, and it is found that CeO2-ZrO2 (Ce/(Ce+Zr)=0.33) calcined at high temperature (1273 K) is very effective catalyst. The by-product of diethylene glycol was formed at higher reaction temperature than 423 K, however, at lower temperature, diethylene glycol was not detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume153
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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