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Silica-Related Catalysts for CO2 Transformation into Methanol and Dimethyl Ether

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Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía (Unidad Asociada al ICP-CSIC), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, 29071 Málaga, Spain
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 8415683111, Iran
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Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Via Torino 155, 30172 Venezia Mestre, Italy
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Catalysts 2020, 10(11), 1282; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10111282
Received: 19 October 2020 / Revised: 31 October 2020 / Accepted: 2 November 2020 / Published: 4 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis by Silica and Related Materials)
The climate situation that the planet is experiencing, mainly due to the emission of greenhouse gases, poses great challenges to mitigate it. Since CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas, it is essential to reduce its emissions or, failing that, to use it to obtain chemicals of industrial interest. In recent years, much research have focused on the use of CO2 to obtain methanol, which is a raw material for the synthesis of several important chemicals, and dimethyl ether, which is advertised as the cleanest and highest efficiency diesel substitute fuel. Given that the bibliography on these catalytic reactions is already beginning to be extensive, and due to the great variety of catalysts studied by the different research groups, this review aims to expose the most important catalytic characteristics to take into account in the design of silica-based catalysts for the conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol and dimethyl ether. View Full-Text
Keywords: CO2; methanol; dimethyl ether; silica; clay; zeolites; cooper CO2; methanol; dimethyl ether; silica; clay; zeolites; cooper
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Barroso-Martín, I.; Infantes-Molina, A.; Jafarian Fini, F.; Ballesteros-Plata, D.; Rodríguez-Castellón, E.; Moretti, E. Silica-Related Catalysts for CO2 Transformation into Methanol and Dimethyl Ether. Catalysts 2020, 10, 1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10111282

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Barroso-Martín I, Infantes-Molina A, Jafarian Fini F, Ballesteros-Plata D, Rodríguez-Castellón E, Moretti E. Silica-Related Catalysts for CO2 Transformation into Methanol and Dimethyl Ether. Catalysts. 2020; 10(11):1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10111282

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Barroso-Martín, Isabel, Antonia Infantes-Molina, Fatemeh Jafarian Fini, Daniel Ballesteros-Plata, Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, and Elisa Moretti. 2020. "Silica-Related Catalysts for CO2 Transformation into Methanol and Dimethyl Ether" Catalysts 10, no. 11: 1282. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal10111282

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