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Methanol can be oxidised (removal of hydrogen) to formaldehyde and hydrogen using a silver (or copper) catalyst. The reaction is an equilibrium process, but oxygen can be added (oxydehydrogenation) to remove the hydrogen and so push over the equilibrium to the right. In practice a less than stoichiometric quantity of oxygen (air) is used.
Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)
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