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Direct Mechanism of the First Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation in the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Process

Direct Mechanism of the First Carbon–Carbon Bond Formation in the Methanol-to-Hydrocarbons Process
Bowen Yu, Zhongmin Liu, Jindou Huang, Wenna Zhang, Shutao Xu, Xinqiang Wu, Yingxu Wei, Jinzhe Li
The first carbon–carbon bond formation in the methanol to hydrocarbons (MTH) reaction over zeolite catalysts has been a highly controversial issue and has puzzled scientists for 30 years. In their Communication (http://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201703902) Z. Liu, Y. Wei et al. propose a direct mechanism for the formation of the first C−C bond in the MTH reaction, based on the detection of the crucial intermediate, a surface methyleneoxy-analogue species originating from activated DME or methanol, by in situ solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201705757

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