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Researchers from Yeshiva University Describe Findings in Alkanes [Conversion of Methane to Methanol with a Bent Mono(mu-oxo)dinickel Anchored on the...

August 29, 2014



Researchers from Yeshiva University Describe Findings in Alkanes [Conversion of Methane to Methanol with a Bent Mono(mu-oxo)dinickel Anchored on the Internal Surfaces of Micropores]

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Alkanes. According to news originating from New York City, New York, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The oxidation of methane to methanol is a pathway to utilizing this relatively abundant, inexpensive energy resource. Here we report a new catalyst, bent mono(mu-oxo)dinickel anchored on an internal surface of micropores,which is active for direct oxidation."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Yeshiva University, "It is synthesized from the direct loading of a nickel precursor to the internal surface of micropores of ZSM5 following activation in O-2. Ni 2p(3/2) of this bent mono(mu-oxo)dinickel species formed on the internal surface of ZSMS exhibits a unique photoemission feature, which distinguishes the mono(mu-oxo)dinickel from NiO nanoparticles. The formation of the mono(mu-oxo)dinickel species was confirmed with X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). This mono(mu-oxo)dinickel species is active for the direct oxidation of methane to methanol under the mild condition of a temperature as low as 150 degrees C in CH4 at 1 bar. In-situ studies using UV-vis, XANES, and EXAFS suggest that this bent mono(mu-oxo)dinickel species is the active site for the direct oxidation of methane to methanol."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The energy barrier of this direct oxidation of methane is 83.2 kJ/mol."

For more information on this research see: Conversion of Methane to Methanol with a Bent Mono(mu-oxo)dinickel Anchored on the Internal Surfaces of Micropores. Langmuir, 2014;30(28):8558-8569. Langmuir can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Langmuir - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/langd5)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J.J. Shan, Yeshiva University, Dept. of Phys, New York, NY 10000, United States. Additional authors for this research include W.X. Huang, L. Nguyen, Y. Yu, S.R. Zhang, Y.Y. Li, A.I. Frenkel and F. Tao (see also Alkanes).

Keywords for this news article include: Alkanes, Alcohols, Methanol, New York City, United States, North and Central America

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