Dehydrocoupling of methanol to methyl formate over a Cu/Cr2O3 catalyst

Yaquan Wang*, Gang Ruan, Sen Han

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A Cu/Cr2O3 catalyst was prepared by co-precipitation method, studied in methanol dehydrocoupling to methyl formate in different gas streams and characterized by BET, XRD, TPR, TPD of NH3 and CO2, etc. The results demonstrate that the catalyst can catalyze the dehydrocoupling of methanol to methyl formate in high efficiency, e.g. 99% selectivity to methyl formate at 48% conversion of methanol. The results further indicate that metallic copper might be the active species for the formation of methyl formate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Cu/CrO catalyst
  • Dehydrocoupling
  • Methanol
  • Methyl formate


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