Oxidative dimerization of dimethyl ether with solid catalysts

Hiroshi Yagita, Kenji Asami, Atsushi Muramatsu, Kaoru Fujimoto

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It was found that the oxidative coupling of dimethyl ether (DME) to dimethoxyethane was catalyzed by SnO2/MgO catalyst at around 200°C and 16 atm. The formation of 1,2-dimethoxyethane was favored for lower reaction temperatures, intermediate operating pressures and higher DME/O2 ratios. The reaction mechanism for the supported tin catalyst system was assumed to be based on a redox cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L5-L9
JournalApplied Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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