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

Alma I. Olivos-Suarez, A. Szecsenyi, Emiel J M Hensen, Javier Ruiz-Martinez*, Evgeny A. Pidko, J. 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
Pages (from-to)2965-2981
Number of pages17
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

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

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