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Selective and high yield synthesis of dimethyl carbonate directly from carbon dioxide and methanol

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Abstract

Supercritical carbon dioxide is efficiently converted to dimethyl carbonate (DMC) via the reaction with methanol in the presence of a catalytic amount of dialkyltin oxide or its derivatives. The removal of water is the key to accomplishing the high conversion by shifting the equilibrium to dimethyl carbonate. Dehydration is successfully carried out by circulating the reaction mixture through a dehydrating tube packed with molecular sieve 3A. Under the effective dehydration conditions, the DMC yield is almost linearly dependent on the reaction time, catalyst amount, methanol concentration, and CO2 pressure.

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2002 and first published on 16 Apr 2002


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B200623P
Citation: Green Chem., 2002,4, 230-234
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    Selective and high yield synthesis of dimethyl carbonate directly from carbon dioxide and methanol

    J. Choi, L. He, H. Yasuda and T. Sakakura, Green Chem., 2002, 4, 230
    DOI: 10.1039/B200623P

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