Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities ›› 2020, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 375-376.doi: 10.7503/cjcu20200056

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Molecular-fence Catalysts for Low-temperature Oxidation of Methane to Methanol

SHEN Wenjie   

  1. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian 116023, China
  • Received:2020-01-31 Online:2020-02-21 Published:2020-02-07


Selective oxidation of methane to methanol often suffers from the low reaction efficiency. Based on the concept of molecular fence effect, Xiao and co-workers reported a heterogeneous catalyst system for strengthening methane oxidation by the in-situ generated hydrogen peroxide at mild temperatures. They achieved a 17.3% conversion of methane and 92% selectivity toward methanol, giving a methanol productivity of 91.6 millimoles per gram of AuPd per hour. This work has been published online in Science in Jan.10, 2020.

Key words: Zeolite, Hydrophobicity, Methane oxidation, Molecular diffusion

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