A methanol-only route to acetic acid

Ormsby, G., Hargreaves, J.S.J. and Ditzel, E.J. (2009) A methanol-only route to acetic acid. Catalysis Communications, 10(9), pp. 1292-1295. (doi:10.1016/j.catcom.2009.02.005)

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Abstract

The combination of a Pd/CeO2 catalyst for in situ generation of CO, via methanol decomposition, with a copper mordenite methanol carbonylation catalyst has been shown to be a successful strategy for the development of a methanol-only halide-free route to acetic acid. There is a pronounced dependence upon reactor bed configuration. A stacked bed, in which the Pd/CeO2 decomposition catalyst is placed upstream of the Cu-MOR carbonylation catalyst, exhibits a much greater acetyls yield than a physical mixture of the two catalysts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hargreaves, Professor Justin
Authors: Ormsby, G., Hargreaves, J.S.J., and Ditzel, E.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Catalysis Communications
ISSN:1566-7367
ISSN (Online):1873-3905
Published Online:20 February 2009

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