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Title: Direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from CO2 and CH 3OH Using 0.4 nm molecular sieve supported Cu-Ni bimetal catalyst
Authors: Chen, H.
Wang, S.
Xiao, M.
Han, D.
Lu, Y. 
Meng, Y.
Keywords: Carbon dioxide
Cu-Ni bimetal catalysis
Dimethyl carbonate
Molecular sieve
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Citation: Chen, H., Wang, S., Xiao, M., Han, D., Lu, Y., Meng, Y. (2012-10). Direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate from CO2 and CH 3OH Using 0.4 nm molecular sieve supported Cu-Ni bimetal catalyst. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering 20 (5) : 906-913. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The 0.4 nm molecular sieve supported Cu-Ni bimetal catalysts for direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from CO2 and CH3OH were prepared and investigated. The synthesized catalysts were fully characterized by BET, XRD (X-ray diffraction), TPR (temperature programmed reduction), IR (infra-red adsorption), NH3-TPD (temperature programmed desorption) and CO2-TPD (temperature programmed desorption) techniques. The results showed that the surface area of catalysts decreased with increasing metal content, and the metals as well as Cu-Ni alloy co-existed on the reduced catalyst surface. There existed interaction between metal and carrier, and moreover, metal particles affected obviously the acidity and basicity of carrier. The large amount of basic sites facilitated the activation of methanol to methoxyl species and their subsequent reaction with activated carbon dioxide. The catalysts were evaluated in a continuous tubular fixed-bed micro-gaseous reactor and the catalyst with bimetal loading of 20% (by mass) had best catalytic activities. Under the conditions of 393 K, 1.1 MPa, 5 h and gas space velocity of 510 h-1, the selectivity and yield of DMC were higher than 86.0 % and 5.0 %, respectively.
Source Title: Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
ISSN: 10049541
DOI: 10.1016/S1004-9541(12)60417-0
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