logo icmab ochoa 02 01 logo icmab ochoa 02 01
  • NEWS

Boosted CO2 reaction with methanol to yield dimethyl carbonate over Mg–Al hydrotalcite-silica lyogels

 boostedD.C.Stoian, E.TaboadaJ.LlorcaE.MolinsF.Medina and A.M.Segarra
Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5489-5491

DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41298A

Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a versatile and green reagent, used as a precursor for resins and fuel additives and also as a methylating and carbonylating agent. DMC has been generally synthesized using the toxic and hazardous phosgene (ClCOCl) as a reagent. Mg–Al hydrotalcite-like nanolayers on silica lyogels were prepared, activated by calcination, and tested as catalysts in the direct carboxylation reaction of methanol. The nanolayers supported on silica lyogels showed an important improvement (from 4.2 to 15.9%) and high stability in the direct synthesis reaction of DMC from CO2 and methanol. In this context, LG-HTO is a further advance in the design of more-efficient heterogeneous catalysts and reaction systems for valorising CO2 as a potential source of economic and environmental benefits for the industry and society.

See more posts on ICMAB related to: Materials for energy and enviroment
See more posts on ICMAB related to: boosted , CO2 , methanol , dimethyl carbonate , Mg–Al , hydrotalcite-silica , lyogels

Related Topics: Materials for energy and enviroment

Also on ICMAB...

Trending on ICMAB...

Search

Your experience on this site will be improved by allowing cookies Cookie Settings