Selective N-methylation of aniline to N-methylaniline with CO2 and H2 by CeO2-supported Cu sub-nanoparticle catalyst

Masazumi Tamura, Ayaka Miura, Yu Gu, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keiichi Tomishige

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CeO2-supported Cu (Cu/CeO2) acted as an effective heterogeneous catalyst for N-methylation of aniline with CO2 and H2, showing higher selectivity to N-methylaniline, mono-N-methylated aniline, than other catalysts tested. Cu sub-nano-particles are the main active species, and the CeO2 support plays an important role in suppression of over-N-methylation of N-methylaniline to N,N-dimethylaniline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1246
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • Carbon dioxide
  • Copper sub-nanoparticle
  • N-Methylation of amines

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  • Chemistry(all)


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