Synthesis of acetonitrile and related compounds from CO-H2-NH3 over Mo/SiO2

Takashi Tatsumi, Shigeki Kunitomi, Jun Yoshiwara, Atsushi Muramatsu, Hiro o. Tominaga

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In the reaction of CO-H2-NH3 on Mo/SiO2 catalysts, HCN is formed and is considered to be the principal intermediate for the formation of CH3CN. At low temperature methylamine is also formed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ammonia
  • acetonitrile'
  • carbon monoxide
  • hydrogen
  • molybdenum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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