A Selective Pathway from Methanol to Ethylene and Propene

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  • This work was supported by the Federal German Ministry of Research and Technology (grant designation: 01 VM 399-ZK/NT/NTS 2036).

  • Dedicated to Professor Rolf Sammet on the occasion of his 60th birthday

Abstract

Assured supplies of raw materials is of topical interest in view of the threatening scarcity of petroleum. Mu-doped aluminosilicate catalysts transform methanol into a surprisingly narrow range of products containing a large proportion of ethylene and propene. Methanol is accessible, in principle, from all carbonaceous materials via synthesis gas.

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