Journal article

Mononuclear metavanadate catalyses gas phase oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde employing dioxygen as the terminal oxidant

Tom Waters, George N Khairallah, Samantha ASY Wimala, Yien C Ang, Richard AJ O'Hair, Anthony G Wedd

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2006

Abstract

Multistage mass spectrometry experiments reveal a sequence of gas phase reactions for the oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde with a mononuclear oxo vanadate anion as the catalyst and dioxygen as the terminal oxidant.