Selective carbonylation of dimethyl ether to methyl acetate catalyzed by acidic zeolites

Patricia Cheung, Aditya Bhan, Glenn J. Sunley, Enrique Iglesia

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) A simpler way: Acidic zeolites catalyze dimethyl ether carbonylation to methyl acetate at low temperatures with high selectivity and catalyst stability. This approach provides a halide-free heterogeneous catalytic route to acetic acid and methyl acetate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1617-1620
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2006

Keywords

  • Carbonylation
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Ethers
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Zeolites

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