Strategies for the Direct Catalytic Valorization of Methane Using Heterogeneous Catalysis: Challenges and Opportunities

Alma I. Olivos-Suarez, Àgnes Szécsényi, Emiel J.M. Hensen, Javier Ruiz-Martinez*, Evgeny A. Pidko, Jorge Gascon

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Abstract

In this Perspective, we highlight the main challenges to be addressed in the development of heterogeneous catalysts for the direct functionalization of methane. Along with our personal view on current developments in this field, we outline the main mechanistic, engineering, and catalyst design issues that have hampered implementation of new technologies and highlight possible paths to overcome these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2965-2981
Number of pages17
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 6 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 American Chemical Society.

Keywords

  • C-H bond activation
  • alkane functionalization
  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • methane activation
  • methane valorization
  • radical rebound mechanism
  • reaction mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry

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