P-Mo-152 CO2 Utilization: Direct Carboxylation of Methanol to Dimethyl Carbonate

Monday, June 6, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Heiko J. Hofmann, Armin Brandner and Peter Claus, Ernst-Berl-Institut / Technische Chemie II, Technische Universitšt Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
A series of oxide and mixed oxide catalysts of cerium, zirconium and zinc were prepared by oxalate gel precipitation method and tested in the reaction of methanol and CO2 for direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate. Influence of pressure, temperature and the influence of water removal were investigated.

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