Response to Comment on “Selective anaerobic oxidation of methane enables direct synthesis of methanol”

Vitaly L. Sushkevich*, Dennis Palagin, Marco Ranocchiari, Jeroen A. Van Bokhoven

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorScientificpeer-review

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Abstract

Periana argues that the stepwise reaction of methane with water is thermodynamically unfavorable and therefore impractical. We reply by presenting an in-depth thermodynamic analysis of each step in the process and show that the surface concentrations of the reactants and products as well as the stabilizing effect of additional water molecules, as discussed in the original paper, fully support the feasibility of the proposed reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereaan6083
JournalScience
Volume358
Issue number6360
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

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