Methanol as Raw Material

  • Gisela Henrici-Olivé
  • Salvador Olivé


Methanol is synthesized from CO and H2 in large quantities at low price and with a high degree of purity (Danner, 1970; see also Sect. 8.4). This is the reason for the large amount of work towards syntheses starting with methanol, and aiming at the same or similar compounds obtainable from the direct hydrogenation of CO. In this Chapter, the most important of these methanol based processes will be discussed.


Dimethyl Ether Methyl Iodide Methyl Acetate Reductive Elimination Methanol Dehydration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gisela Henrici-Olivé
    • 1
  • Salvador Olivé
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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