Selective homogeneous synthesis of dimethyl ether from methanol.


Selected Brønsted acidic ionic liquids were tested as homogeneous catalysts for the dehydration of methanol to dimethyl ether. Ionic liquids incorporating an alkanesulfonic acid as a part of the cation, a complex acidic anion, [A(2)H](-), or both, proved to be good catalysts for this process, providing high conversions and selectivities. Homogeneous… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/b923250h


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@article{Atkins2010SelectiveHS, title={Selective homogeneous synthesis of dimethyl ether from methanol.}, author={Martin Atkins and Martyn J. Earle and Kenneth R. Seddon and Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny and Laurent Vanoye}, journal={Chemical communications}, year={2010}, volume={46 10}, pages={1745-7} }