Mechanistic investigation of benzene esterification by K2CO3/TiO2: the catalytic role of the multifunctional interface

Jittima Meeprasert, Guanna Li*, Evgeny A. Pidko*

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Abstract

Potassium carbonate dispersed over a defective TiO2 support (K2CO3/TiO2) is an efficient catalyst for benzene esterification with CO2 and CH3OH. Density functional theory calculations reveal that this unique catalytic reactivity originates from the cooperation of the Ti3+/K+ surface sites. The K2CO3 promotor steers the stabilization of surface intermediates thus preventing catalyst deactivation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7890-7893
JournalChemical Communications
Volume57
Issue number64
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2021

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