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Alkylation of benzene with carbon monoxide

Release time:2014-9-25      Source:admin      Reads:874

Alkylation of benzene with carbon monoxide over Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite studied using in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy

 

Xiumei Wang, Jun Xu,* Guodong Qi, Chao Wang, Qiang Wang and Feng Deng*

 

    Using in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy we show that CO can act as an alkylating reagent and react with benzene to produce toluene over a Zn/H-ZSM-5 zeolite. In the alkylation reaction, CO provides the methyl group of toluene via a methoxy intermediate.

 

 http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/CC/C4CC03621B#!divAbstract

 

 

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