The 11C-radioisotopic study of methanol conversion on V-MCM-41: The influence of methyl iodide on the transformation

É Sarkadi-Pribóczki, Y. Gucbilmez, A. Solmaz, S. Balci, F. Szelecsényi, Z. Kovács, T. Dogu

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The methanol conversion and a feasible methanol co-reaction with methyl iodide were studied on a vanadium incorporated MCM-41 type (V-MCM-41) mesoporous catalyst, which was prepared by a direct hydrothermal synthesis method. Adsorption/desorption as well as conversion derivates of radioactive methanol were easily followed by radioactivity detectors on V-MCM-41. The transformation and co-reaction products were analyzed by a gas chromatograph equipped with Radio/FID detectors. The radiodetector was applied to distinguish 11C-derivates from the non-radioactive methyl iodide and its derivates. The radio-labeling method proved methanol transformation to methylal and, in the presence of methyl iodide, decided the roles of methyl group and iodide of methyl iodide in newly synthesized methyl iodide formation in the absence of oxygen gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-206
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2009


  • C-methanol
  • Methyl iodide
  • Methylal
  • Radio/FID-GC
  • Radiolabeling
  • V-MCM-41

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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