Electrochemically generated copper carbonyl for selective dimethyl carbonate synthesis

Bethan J.V. Davies, Manuel Šarić, Marta C. Figueiredo, Niels C. Schjødt, Søren Dahl, Poul Georg Moses, María Escudero-Escribano (Corresponding author), Matthias Arenz (Corresponding author), Jan Rossmeisl (Corresponding author)

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Development of electrochemical synthesis routes for high-value chemicals could pave the way for a sustainable chemical industry based on electricity. Herein, the electrochemical synthesis of the industrially relevant and environmentally benign reagent, dimethyl carbonate (DMC), is investigated. By utilizing a combination of electrochemical techniques, in situ infrared spectroscopy, and headspace-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry we show production and spectroelectrochemical evidence for the synthesis of DMC via an electrochemically generated copper carbonyl species. The formation of the copper carbonyl has close to 100% current efficiency, in the applied potential range of 0.1-0.4 V vs SCE. Subsequent formation of DMC occurs with a slow reaction time on the order of 30-40 days. Relative to potential coproducts, the reaction is highly selective for DMC. Optimization of the reaction may lead to a viable method of DMC production.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)859-866
Aantal pagina's8
TijdschriftACS Catalysis
Volume9
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 feb 2019
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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Davies, B. J. V., Šarić, M., Figueiredo, M. C., Schjødt, N. C., Dahl, S., Moses, P. G., ... Rossmeisl, J. (2019). Electrochemically generated copper carbonyl for selective dimethyl carbonate synthesis. ACS Catalysis, 9(2), 859-866. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b03682