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Preparation and characterization of Mg-modified zirconias as catalysts for the direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC)

hydrolysis catalysts. Basic and acid sites of synthesized zirconia materials were characterized by XRD, BET, FTIR, CO2- TPD and NH3-TPD. FTIR spectra and TGA confirmed the presence of sulfate in the structure of samples prepared with H2SO4 as hydrolysis catalyst. Different molar ratios of Mg were in...

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Main Author: Orrego Romero, Andrés Felipe
Other Authors: Montes de Correa, Consuelo, Bustamante Londoño, Felipe
Format: Article
Language: eng
Published: Universidad de Antioquia, Facultad de Ingeniería 2011
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Online Access: http://hdl.handle.net/10495/5403
Summary:
hydrolysis catalysts. Basic and acid sites of synthesized zirconia materials were characterized by XRD, BET, FTIR, CO2- TPD and NH3-TPD. FTIR spectra and TGA confirmed the presence of sulfate in the structure of samples prepared with H2SO4 as hydrolysis catalyst. Different molar ratios of Mg were incorporated by co-gellation on selected zirconia materials in order to improve their basic properties. Mg loading was determined by elemental analysis. The resulting materials were tested for the direct synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) from methanol and CO2. The addition of Mg to zirconia samples prepared with HCl as hydrolysis catalyst increased their CO2 adsorption capacity between 100 and 200°C. However, methanol conversions on these samples were lower than over unmodified zirconia samples.