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Broadly, the present invention is directed to a process for preparing 1-methylnaphthalene and 2-methylnaphthalene wherein the process comprises reacting naphthalene and methanol in the vapor phase at elevated temperatures and optionally under pressure in the presence of an effective amount of activated alumina catalyst. In a preferred embodiment the invention is directed to a process for preparing 2-methylnaphthalene in high selectivity by reacting naphthalene and methanol in the vapor phase at elevated temperatures in the range of about 500.degree. to about 650.degree. C. in the presence of an effective amount of activated alumina catalyst.

Title
Process for methylating naphthalene
Application Number
5/935285
Publication Number
4187255
Application Date
August 21, 1978
Publication Date
February 5, 1980
Inventor
John R Dodd
Ponca City
OK, US
Agent
Bayless E Rutherford Jr
Assignee
Conoco
OK, US
IPC
C07C 15/24
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