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Issue 20, 2017
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A green route for methanol carbonylation

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Acetic acid is one of the most important bulk commodity chemicals and is currently manufactured by methanol carbonylation reactions with rhodium or iridium organometallic complexes and halide-containing promoters named Monsanto or BP Cativa™ homogeneous processes, respectively. Developing a halide-free catalyst and a heterogeneous process for methanol carbonylation is of great importance and has recently attracted extensive research attention. Here, we report a green route for direct synthesis of acetic acid via vapor-phase carbonylation of methanol with a stable, selective, halide-free, and noble metal-free catalyst based on pyridine-modified H-mordenite zeolite. Methanol conversion and acetic acid selectivity can reach up to 100% and 95%, respectively. Only little deactivation is observed during the 145 hour reaction.

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The article was received on 10 Aug 2017, accepted on 19 Sep 2017 and first published on 25 Sep 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01621B
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017,7, 4818-4822

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    A green route for methanol carbonylation

    Y. Ni, L. Shi, H. Liu, W. Zhang, Y. Liu, W. Zhu and Z. Liu, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 4818
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CY01621B

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