Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from Carbon Dioxide Catalyzed by Titanium Alkoxides with Polyether-type Ligands

Authors

  • Kazufumi Kohno Dr.,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan, Fax: (+81) 29-861-4719
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  • Jun-Chul Choi Dr.,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan, Fax: (+81) 29-861-4719
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  • Yoshihiro Ohshima,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan, Fax: (+81) 29-861-4719
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  • Hiroyuki Yasuda Dr.,

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan, Fax: (+81) 29-861-4719
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  • Toshiyasu Sakakura Prof. Dr.

    1. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), AIST Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan, Fax: (+81) 29-861-4719
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Abstract

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Run DMC: Homogeneous catalysts based on titanium alkoxides and polyethers were studied for the production of the industrially important intermediate dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from carbon dioxide and methanol (see scheme). The reaction proceeds in the presence of 2,2-dimethoxypropane as a recyclable organic dehydrating agent under supercritical CO2 conditions.

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