Non-oxidative coupling of methane catalysed by supported tungsten hydride onto alumina and silica-alumina in classical and H2 permeable membrane fixed-bed reactors

K. C. Szeto, S. Norsic, L. Hardou, E. Le Roux, S. Chakka, J. Thivolle-Cazat, A. Baudouin, C. Papaioannou, J. M. Basset*, M. Taoufik

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Non-oxidative coupling of methane with high selectivity into ethane (>99% among hydrocarbon) in a classical fixed-bed reactor catalysed by SiO2-Al2O3 or γ-Al2O 3 supported tungsten hydride is presented. Continuous hydrogen separation, using a Pd-Ag membrane in a fixed-bed reactor, led to methane coupling far beyond the thermodynamic equilibrium conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3985-3987
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 14 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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