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Ehsan Salehi

Ehsan Salehi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4409-1242
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 25643697300
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-32625020

Research

Title
Effect of Temperature on the Dimethyl Carbonate Synthesis Yield from Methyl Carbamate and Methanol Catalyzed by Zinc Acetate
Type
Presentation
Keywords
Zinc acetate catalyst, Dimethyl carbonate, Urea alcoholysis process.
Year
2022
Researchers Ehsan Salehi ، Mahdi Rahimi ، Gol Ara Nikravesh ، Masoud Mandouei

Abstract

In this study, zinc acetate was used as catalyst for the synthesis of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) through the reaction between methyl carbamate (MC) and methanol (urea alcoholysis process). The effect of the temperature on the DMC yield was investigated in batch catalytic mode. It was uncovered that the DMC yield increased with increasing the temperature; however, the moderate temperature (165 °C) was selected as the optimal temperature because the undesired byproduct (NMMC) was at the lowest level while the DMC production yield remained also high enough.