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Low temperature selective oxidation of methane using gold-palladium colloids

McVicker, Rebecca, Agarwal, Nishtha, Freakley, Simon J., He, Qian ORCID:, Althahban, Sultan, Taylor, Stuart H. ORCID:, Kiely, Christopher. J. ORCID: and Hutchings, Graham J. ORCID: 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: 14 Jun 2024 18:03

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