Production of Methyl Acetate from Methanol in Vapor-Phase Tandem Reactions on Supported Copper–Nickel Catalysts

  • A. Yu. KapranEmail author
  • V. I. Chedryk
  • L. M. Alekseenko
  • P. S. Yaremov
  • S. M. Orlyk

A method is proposed for the production of methyl acetate by combining vapor-phase reactions of methanol decomposition on a CuO-NiO-ZnO/Al2O3/cordierite catalyst and subsequent carbonylation on nickel–copper catalysts supported on BAU-A activated charcoal (AC) or cordierite. A yield of 21% methyl acetate was obtained on the catalyst containing 11% NiCl2 and 32% CuCl2 on AC.

Key words

methanol methyl acetate tandem reactions decomposition and carbonylation cupric chloride nickel chloride activated charcoal cordierite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Kapran
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. I. Chedryk
    • 1
  • L. M. Alekseenko
    • 1
  • P. S. Yaremov
    • 1
  • S. M. Orlyk
    • 1
  1. 1.L. V. Pysarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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