Methylation of pyridin-2-one with methanol over γ-alumina in vapor phase

Masaki Okamoto, Michiaki Tanaka, Yoshio Ono

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Pyridin-2-one reacts with methanol over γ-alumina in the vapor phase to afford exclusively 1-methylpyridin-2-one. Thus, 1 -methylpyridin-2-one was obtained in a 99% selectivity at a 100% conversion at 573 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Alkylation
  • Alumina
  • Methylation
  • Pyridin-2-one

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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