Synthesis of Dimethyl Ether from Supercritical Methanol in the Presence of Aluminum

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Abstract

A novel method to synthesize dimethyl ether (DME) is presented. When methanol is treated with aluminum metal in supercritical conditions at a density of 0.39 kg/dm<SUP>3</SUP>, it is found that DME is generated above 275 °C through a single-step procedure. The DME production increases with the temperature elevation, and it becomes the main product above 300 °C with by-products of hydrogen and methane. DME is considered to be produced at the formation step of methyl derivative of boehmite and/or its surface catalytic effect.

Journal

  • Chemistry Letters

    Chemistry Letters 33(4), 394-395, 2004-04-05

    The Chemical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10012846914
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00603318
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    SHO
  • ISSN
    03667022
  • Data Source
    CJP  J-STAGE 
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