Ceria-Catalyzed Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Dimethyl Carbonate with 2-Cyanopyridine

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  • Dr. Masayoshi Honda,

    1. Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215
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  • Dr. Masazumi Tamura,

    1. Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215
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  • Dr. Yoshinao Nakagawa,

    Corresponding author
    1. Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215
    • Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215

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  • Satoru Sonehara,

    1. Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215
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  • Dr. Kimihito Suzuki,

    1. Advanced Technology Research Laboratories, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, 20-1, Shintomi, Futtsu, Chiba, 293-8511 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Ken-ichiro Fujimoto,

    1. Advanced Technology Research Laboratories, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal, 20-1, Shintomi, Futtsu, Chiba, 293-8511 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Keiichi Tomishige

    Corresponding author
    1. Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215
    • Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Aoba 6-6-07, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 22-795-7215

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Abstract

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DMC run: Carbon dioxide can be converted into dimethyl carbonate in a reaction system involving 2-cyanopyridine as a dehydration agent, catalyzed by CeO2. Regeneration of the coproduct 2-picolinamide can be achieved over a Na2O/SiO2 catalyst. As a whole, the system servest to react carbon dioxide with methanol to produce dimethyl carbonate.

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