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A non-syn-gas catalytic route to methanol production.

Abstract:

Methanol is an important platform molecule for chemical synthesis and its high energy density also renders it a good candidate as a cleaner transportation fuel. At present, methanol is manufactured from natural gas via the indirect syn-gas route. Here we show that ethylene glycol, a versatile chemical derived from biomass or fossil fuels, can be directly converted to methanol in hydrogen with high selectivity over a Pd/Fe(2)O(3) co-precipitated catalyst. This opens up a possibility for divers...

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10.1038/ncomms2053

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Journal:
Nature communications
Volume:
3
Pages:
1050
Publication date:
2012-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2041-1723
ISSN:
2041-1723
URN:
uuid:3de6440e-6d48-4e88-954a-46aad217a068
Source identifiers:
350495
Local pid:
pubs:350495
Language:
English

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