Methane activation over zeolite catalysts: The methylation of benzene

M Adebajo, M A Long, Russell Francis Howe

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The methylation of benzene with methane over ZSM-5 zeolite catalysts in a high pressure static reactor is shown to require oxygen as a reactant, implicating methanol as a key intermediate species. In the case of zeolite H-beta, methyl aromatics can be formed in the absence of oxygen, consistent with an earlier report that these products are formed from cracking of benzene over the acid zeolite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-191
Number of pages7
JournalResearch on Chemical Intermediates
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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