Methanol to Aromatics
Methanol is a compound containing one carbon, three hydrogens, and one hydroxyl-group, or an oxygen-hydrogen group. Due to the single carbon, also known as the methyl-group, methanol can be used to build up other, larger carbon chains ranging from a two carbon chain to an eight carbon chain or larger. Using a special type of catalyst called a zeolite, these carbon chains can be built up and can form rings, or what are referred to as aromatics. These aromatics are desirable for their use in the chemical industry as they can be used to build up polymers that are used in everyday products. The ...
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