Topics in Catalysis

, 54:897

Mechanistic Aspects of the Zeolite Catalyzed Methylation of Alkenes and Aromatics with Methanol: A Review

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11244-011-9697-7

Cite this article as:
Svelle, S., Visur, M., Olsbye, U. et al. Top Catal (2011) 54: 897. doi:10.1007/s11244-011-9697-7


Alkylation and methylation are important reactions in industrial zeolite catalyzed hydrocarbon transformation processes. This contribution compiles the present knowledge concerning the reaction mechanism of zeolite catalyzed methylation of alkenes and aromatics, based on insights obtained using spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, and kinetic measurements. A central issue is to discuss the potential role surface bound methoxy group intermediates.


SpectroscopyAlkylationDensity functional theoryMechanismKinetics

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.inGap Center of Research Based Innovation, Department of ChemistryUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway