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Dr. David S. Wragg, Dr. Matthew G. O'Brien, Dr. Francesca L. Bleken, Dr. Marco Di Michiel, Prof. Unni Olsbye and Prof. Helmer Fjellvåg Watching the Methanol-to-Olefin Process with Time- and Space-Resolved High-Energy Operando X-ray Diffraction Angewandte Chemie International Edition 51

Version of Record online: 2 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201203462

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The movement of reactants in a large methanol-to-olefin reactor bed was visualized by fast scanning synchrotron X-ray diffraction (see picture). Changes in the structure of the catalyst showed the formation of reaction intermediates and coke, which can be tracked along the reactor bed. The observations lead to a new model for the progress of the reaction and explain the role of methanol in coke formation.

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