OE56 Dimethyl Carbonate Production from Methanol and CO2: How to Overcome Equilibrium Limitations?

Thursday, June 9, 2011: 11:00 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Armin Brandner, Heiko J. Hofmann and Peter Claus, Ernst-Berl-Institut / Technische Chemie II, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is an important intermediate chemical with high potential for use in polymers and fuels. Because DMC formation from methanol and CO2 is thermodynamically unfavoured, this major drawback must be overcome. In this work an approach for shifting the equilibrium towards higher DMC yield was successfully employed.

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