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Low temperature selective oxidation of methane using gold-palladium colloids

McVicker, Rebecca, Agarwal, Nishtha, Freakley, Simon J., He, Qian, Althahban, Sultan, Taylor, Stuart H., Kiely, Christopher. J. and Hutchings, Graham J. 2020. Low temperature selective oxidation of methane using gold-palladium colloids. Catalysis Today 342 , pp. 32-38. 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.12.017

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Methane upgrading into energy-dense liquid derivatives (such as methanol or mid-range hydrocarbons) is a highly desirable process to increase its utilisation. The selective oxidation of methane using hydrogen peroxide has been investigated using unsupported gold-palladium nanoparticles prepared using colloidal methods. The effect of the reaction conditions and the catalyst parameters have been systematically investigated. Poly(vinyl)pyrrolidone (PVP) stabilised Au-Pd colloids produce methyl hydroperoxide as the primary reaction product, which is subsequently converted to methanol with high oxygenate selectivity. The stability and re-use characteristics of the colloidal catalyst have also been assessed for methane oxidation with hydrogen peroxide.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0920-5861
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 December 2018
Date of Acceptance: 7 December 2018
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 01:13

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