In China, technical reserves and large-scale production of
alternative fuels and chemicals with high selectivity from coal are still
relatively insufficient. As a bridge between petrochemical and coal chemical
industry, methanol, has severe overcapacity, so it is of great significance to achieve
its efficient conversion. Methyl formate (MF) is an important intermediate of organic
synthesis, which is a raw material of organic synthesis and the manufacture of
acetate fiber. MF, an important downstream product of methanol industry, can be
prepared by methanol esterification, methanol liquid phase hydroxylation, etc.
Therefore, the research on methanol and MF is helpful to drive the methanol
demand and mitigate the impact of overproduction on the methanol industry.
Technology for methanol oxidation to produce methyl formate
ICT innovation is oriented to the actual demand of industrial
applications for the selective oxidation of methanol to MF, focusing on the
development of low-cost, high-activity preparation processes and scale-up
processes for vanadium-titanium-sulfur (VTS) catalysts, as well as the safety
testing of catalytic oxidation reactions. Laying a new technical foundation for
the large-scale production of MF.