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A brand new zeolite catalyst for carbonylation reaction
- Feng, Xiaobo, Yao, Jie, Li, Hangjie, Fang, Yuan, Yoneyama, Yoshiharu, Yang, Guohui, Tsubaki, Noritatsu
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.8 pp. 1048-1051
- acetates, catalysts, catalytic activity, chemical reactions, moieties, zeolites
- Carbonylation is an effective way to introduce carbonyl groups into organic chemicals. However, the known zeolite candidates for carbonylation are very few. Here, we discovered a new zeolite EU-12 that shows excellent catalytic performance for carbonylation reactions, inserting carbonyl groups into dimethyl ether (DME) to produce methyl acetate (MA). This finding adds a brand new zeolite to the solid catalyst family for carbonylation reaction.