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

Santhosh K Matam (Corresponding Author), Russell F Howe, Adam Thetford, C Richard A Catlow

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12875-12878
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number91
Early online date22 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2018


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