Nonoxidative Dehydrogenation of Methanol to Methyl Formate through Highly Stable and Reusable CuMgO-Based Catalysts
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory (HCL)
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2019-01-23
Print Publication Date2019-01-31
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/631004
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AbstractNonoxidative dehydrogenation of methanol to methyl formate over a CuMgO-based catalyst was investigated. Although the active site is metallic copper (Cu0), the best reaction conditions were obtained by tuning the ratio of Cu/Mg and doping the catalyst with 1 wt % of Pd to achieve a very specific activity for methyl formate synthesis. On the basis of the CO2 temperature-programmed desorption study, the basic strength of the catalyst plays a role in the efficient conversion of methanol to methyl formate via dehydrogenation. These CuMgO-based catalysts show excellent thermal stability during the reaction and the regeneration processes. Approx. 80% methanol conversion with constant selectivity to methyl formate was achieved even after 4 rounds of usage for a total reaction time exceeding 200 h, indicative of their potential for practical applications.
CitationYuan D-J, Hengne AM, Saih Y, Huang K-W (2019) Nonoxidative Dehydrogenation of Methanol to Methyl Formate through Highly Stable and Reusable CuMgO-Based Catalysts. ACS Omega 4: 1854–1860. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b03069.
SponsorsWe are grateful for the financial support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and technical support from the KAUST core lab.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)