Composite Electrode Material for Electrochemical Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate
360ip Partner’s invention relates to a novel composite electrode with exceptional catalytic activity that can be used to synthesize DMC from CO2 and methanol at normal process conditions without the use of a catalyst.
The production of DMC using this technology involve two main steps. 1) Preparation of composite electrode, and 2) Electrolysis process.
360ip Partner’s technology has the following benefits:
Facilitates high reactivity of CO2 and effective utilization of CO2 resources.
Overcomes difficulties in preparation and regeneration of catalysts and high pressure requirements of conventional DMC synthesis.
Low-cost process given that the raw materials are inexpensive and easily available.
No harmful byproducts/gases, such as hydrogen chloride and polyol, are released.
Avoids corrosion of equipment unlike conventional phosgene and oxidative carbonylation processes.