Title

Direct catalytic conversion of methane to methanol in an aqueous medium by using copper-promoted Fe-ZSM-5

RIS ID

105086

Publication Details

Hammond, C., Forde, M. M., Ab Rahim, M., Thetford, A., He, Q., Jenkins, R. L., Dimitratos, N., Lopez-Sanchez, J. A., Dummer, N. F., Murphy, D. M., Carley, A. F., Taylor, S. H., Willock, D. J., Stangland, E. E., Kang, J., Hagen, H., Kiely, C. J. & Hutchings, G. J. (2012). Direct catalytic conversion of methane to methanol in an aqueous medium by using copper-promoted Fe-ZSM-5. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51 (21), 5129-5133.

Abstract

Iron copper zeolite (Fe-Cu-ZSM-5) with aqueous hydrogen peroxide is active for the selective oxidation of methane to methanol. Iron is involved in the activation of the carbon-hydrogen bond, while copper allows methanol to form as the major product. The catalyst is stable, re-usable and activates methane giving >90% methanol selectivity and 10% conversion in a closed catalytic cycle (see scheme).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201108706