IR study on the reaction path of methanol decomposition over basic zeolites

M. Rep, J.G. van Ommen, L. Lefferts, J.A. Lercher

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This chapter presents infrared (IR) study on the reaction path of methanol decomposition over basic zeolites. Based on an infrared study of the adsorption and reaction of methanol and dimethyl ether over alkali metal cation exchanged zeolites, a reaction mechanism is proposed for the decomposition of methanol over alkali cation exchanged zeolites.Formaldehyde adsorption is performed on these molecular sieves and attempts are made to correlate its adsorption structure with the surface reactivity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationZeolites and mesoporous materials at the dawn of the 21st century
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 13th International Zeolite Conference, Montpellier, France, 8-13 July 2001
EditorsA. Galarneau, F. Fajula, F. Di Renzo, J. Vedrine
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0444502386
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event13th International Zeolite Conference, IZC 2001: Zeolites and Mesoporous Materials at the Dawn of the 21st Century - Montpellier, France
Duration: 8 Jun 200113 Jun 2001
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameStudies in surface science and catalysis
ISSN (Print)0167-2991


Conference13th International Zeolite Conference, IZC 2001
Abbreviated titleIZC

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