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Further Evidence for the Oxidative Methylation of Benzene with Methane over Zeolite Catalysts

Adebajo, Moses O., Long, Mervyn A., & Frost, Ray L. (2004) Further Evidence for the Oxidative Methylation of Benzene with Methane over Zeolite Catalysts. Catalysis Communications, 5(3), pp. 125-130.

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Abstract

We have previously shown in our previous investigations that the presence of oxygen is required for the benzene methylation with methane over zeolite catalysts in a high pressure batch reactor. Thus, a two-step mechanism involving the formation of methanol intermediate by methane partial oxidation followed by benzene methylation with methanol in the second step was postulated. This paper now presents the results of further investigation that provide more evidence that the catalytic benzene methylation with methane does occur and that the reaction is limited by the amount of oxygen. Further support is therefore given to the two-step oxidative reaction mechanism. Suggestions for further work in this area are also given.

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ID Code: 1612
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Methane conversion, oxidative benzene methylation, zeolite catalysts, ZSM, 5
DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2003.12.006
ISSN: 1566-7367
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Catalysis and Mechanisms of Reactions (030601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200) > Solid State Chemistry (030206)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:03

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