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In this paper, a series of Al−Ti mixed oxides with different Al/Ti ratios are prepared by a simple sol‐gel method and they are used as active catalysts for selective dechlorination of dichloromethane to chloromethane. The Al−Ti mixed oxide catalyst with the same molar ratio of Al and Ti shows the highest activity in dechlorination of dichloromethane. The strong and abundant Lewis acid sites in the Al−Ti mixed oxides formed along with Al−O−Ti bondings are responsible for the high catalytic activity toward the selective dechlorination reaction in this work. From a kinetic study, the activation energy of this reaction over the optimum Al−Ti mixed oxide catalyst appears to be 59.4 kJ mol−1 based on Langmuir‐Hinshelwood model. The improved catalytic performance suggests that the Al−Ti mixed oxide could be used as the effective catalyst for the highly selective dechlorination of dichloromethane to chloromethane.