Web Date: August 17, 2011
Carbon Dioxide Bypass Leads To Methanol
Catalytic hydrogenation of carbon dioxide-derived carbonate, carbamate, and formate intermediates turns out to be a viable option to make methanol from CO2, according to a team of Israeli chemists. Their indirect approach could lead to more efficient industrial production of methanol, which can be used as fuel in internal combustion engines and in fuel cells. It also offers an opportunity to use CO2 generated from burning fossil fuels as a chemical feedstock.
Methanol is typically . . .
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