Shape-selective Fe-MFI catalyst for synthesis of 2,6- dimethylnaphthaleneby methylation with methanol

Chunshan Song, Jian Ping Shen, Kondam Madhusudan Reddy, Lu Sun, Lawrence D. Lillwitz

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The present study deals with shape-selective methylation of naphthalene for synthesis of 2,6- dimethylnaphthalene(2,6-DMN), and focuses on the Fe-MFI (Fe-ZSM-5) catalyst prepared by isomorphous substitution using Fe compounds and ZSM-5, which led to a highly shape-selective catalyst formulation for 2,6-DMN synthesis. Results with modified ZSM-5 by isomorphous substitution with Ti and Co, by ion exchange with Fe as well as acid treatment of ZSM-5 are also shown for comparison. The best Fe-ZSM-5 formulations used under suitable conditions can lead to shape-selective methylation of naphthalene with methanol, with the 2,6-/2,7-DMN ratio and 2,6-DMN/DMNs percentage reaching as high as 2.2 and about 60%, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrom Zeolites to Porous MOF Materials - The 40th Anniversary of International Zeolite Conference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0444530681, 9780444530684
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
ISSN (Print)0167-2991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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