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Adkins-Peterson reaction

The Adkins-Peterson reaction is the air oxidation of methanol to formaldehyde with metal oxide catalysts such as iron oxide, Molybdenum trioxide or combinations thereof.

It was developed by Homer Burton Adkins and Wesley R. Peterson.


  1. Homer Adkins, Wesley R. Peterson; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1931; 53(4); 1512-1520. First Page
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