Selective oxidation of methanol to dimethoxymethane over bifunctional VO(x)/TS-1 catalysts.

@article{Chen2011SelectiveOO,
  title={Selective oxidation of methanol to dimethoxymethane over bifunctional VO(x)/TS-1 catalysts.},
  author={Shuang Chen and Shengping Wang and Xinbin Ma and Jinlong Gong},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 33},
  pages={9345-7}
}
This communication describes the design of bifunctional VO(x)/TS-1 catalysts with enhanced redox and acidic character via doping SO(4)(2-) and PO(4)(3-) for selective oxidation of methanol to dimethoxymethane. Redox sites enable the production of formaldehyde, while acidic sites favor the condensation of formaldehyde to DMM.