One-Pot Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate over Basic Zeolite Catalysts

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Abstract

One-pot synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from methanol, propylene oxide (PO) and carbon dioxide has been investigated using the basic zeolites as catalysts. Among the zeolites studied, Beta showed the best catalytic performance for DMC production. That the desilication of zeolite structure resulted in a hierarchical porosity of Beta, leading to more amount of KOH can be loaded on the surface of zeolite and therefore enhancing the base strength of the catalyst was proposed to be the reason for improved catalytic performance.

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Xu, W. , Ji, S. , Quan, W. and Yu, J. (2013) One-Pot Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate over Basic Zeolite Catalysts. Modern Research in Catalysis, 2, 22-27. doi: 10.4236/mrc.2013.22A004.

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