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Room temperature methoxylation in zeolites: insight into a key step of the methanol-to-hydrocarbons process

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Neutron scattering methods observed complete room temperature conversion of methanol to framework methoxy in a commercial sample of methanol-to-hydrocarbons (MTH) catalyst H-ZSM-5, evidenced by methanol immobility and vibrational spectra matched by ab initio calculations. No methoxylation was observed in a commercial HY sample, attributed to the dealumination involved in high silica HY synthesis.

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The article was received on 28 Oct 2015, accepted on 07 Dec 2015 and first published on 08 Dec 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08956E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 2897-2900
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    Room temperature methoxylation in zeolites: insight into a key step of the methanol-to-hydrocarbons process

    A. J. O'Malley, S. F. Parker, A. Chutia, M. R. Farrow, I. P. Silverwood, V. García-Sakai and C. R. A. Catlow, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 2897
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC08956E

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