Post Profile






A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles

(Lehigh University) A collaborative team led by Graham J. Hutchings at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, and Christopher J. Kiely at Lehigh University, have used colloidal gold-palladium (Au-Pd) nanoparticles to directly oxidize methane to methanol with high selectivity in aqueous solution at low temperatures. Their findings have been published in an article in Science today: 'Aqueous Au-Pd colloids catalyze selective CH4 oxidation to CH3OH with O2 under mild conditions.
read more

share

Related Posts


Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis: Secrets behind gold's unexpected oxidation activity uncovered

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have, for the first time, provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide. The work used gold nanoparticles and titanium dioxide as a catalyst to speed the p...

Using methane rather than flaring it

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Chemists have found a new, direct way to convert gaseous methane into liquid methanol. This offers industry the interesting prospect of using the gas, rather than simply burning it off, as is currently the case.

A way to use water to convert methane into methanol

Academics / Chemistry : Physorg: Chemistry

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut and ETH Zurich, both in Switzerland, has developed a one-step process that uses water to convert methane to methanol. In their paper published in the journal Science, ...

Scientists make methanol using air around us

Academics / General Science : EurekAlert: Technology Engineering

(Cardiff University) Scientists at Cardiff University have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures. But researchers at Cardiff Catalys...

A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles

Academics / Chemistry : Physorg: Chemistry

Liquid methanol is widely used as a feedstock for other chemicals and also has considerable potential as an alternative fuel source. However, converting methane—the primary component of abundant natural gas—into methanol is currentl...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC