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Room temperature methoxylation in zeolite H-ZSM-5: an operando DRIFTS/mass spectrometric study

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Abstract

At high loading, methanol reacts under ambient conditions with acidic hydroxyls of H-ZSM-5 to methoxylate framework oxygen; while a significant proportion remains hydrogen bonded to the framework with a protonated geometry. The findings not only explain the data which have been published so far, but also pave a way forward for potential unravelling of the initial reaction steps in the relevant chemical processes.

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The article was received on 13 Sep 2018, accepted on 19 Oct 2018 and first published on 22 Oct 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC07444E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 12875-12878
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    Room temperature methoxylation in zeolite H-ZSM-5: an operando DRIFTS/mass spectrometric study

    S. K. Matam, R. F. Howe, A. Thetford and C. R. A. Catlow, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 12875
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC07444E

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