Methanol chlorination

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I want to know the details of the following reaction

400 C
CH3OH + HCl -------Aluminium Oxide---> CH3Cl + H2O

could anyone tell me more about this reaction please. Thabks.
It has high temperature (400°C) and Al2O3 is a dehydration agent.

How does temperature affect the reaction?
Why is Aluminium Oxide used? What does it do?

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