Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1343-1351; doi:10.3390/ijms11041343
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Gas-Phase Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from Methanol and Carbon Dioxide Over Co1.5PW12O40 Keggin-Type Heteropolyanion

Department of Chemistry, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh-11451, Saudi Arabia
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Received: 22 January 2010; in revised form: 9 March 2010 / Accepted: 29 March 2010 / Published: 31 March 2010
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Abstract: The reactivity of Co1.5PW12O40 in the direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from CO2 and CH3OH was investigated. The synthesized catalyst has been characterized by means of FTIR, XRD, TG, and DTA and tested in gas phase under atmospheric pressure. The effects of the reaction temperature, time on stream, and methanol weight hourly space velocity (MWHSV) on the conversion and DMC selectivity were investigated. The highest conversion (7.6%) and highest DMC selectivity (86.5%) were obtained at the lowest temperature used (200 °C). Increasing the space velocity MWHSV increased the selectivity of DMC, but decreased the conversion. A gain of 18.4% of DMC selectivity was obtained when the MWHSV was increased from 0.65 h-1 to 3.2 h-1.
Keywords: heteropolyanion; Keggin structure; methanol; dimethyl carbonate; direct synthesis; carbon dioxide

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Aouissi, A.; Al-Othman, Z.A.; Al-Amro, A. Gas-Phase Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from Methanol and Carbon Dioxide Over Co1.5PW12O40 Keggin-Type Heteropolyanion. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1343-1351.

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Aouissi A, Al-Othman ZA, Al-Amro A. Gas-Phase Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from Methanol and Carbon Dioxide Over Co1.5PW12O40 Keggin-Type Heteropolyanion. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(4):1343-1351.

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Aouissi, Ahmed; Al-Othman, Zeid Abdullah; Al-Amro, Amro. 2010. "Gas-Phase Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from Methanol and Carbon Dioxide Over Co1.5PW12O40 Keggin-Type Heteropolyanion." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 4: 1343-1351.

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