Direct Activation Of Methane

Jean-Marie Basset (Inventor), Miao Sun (Inventor), Valerie Caps (Inventor), Jeremie Pelletier (Inventor), Edy Abou-Hamad (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Heteropolyacids (HPAs) can activate methane at ambient temperature (e.g., 20.degree. C.) and atmospheric pressure, and transform methane to acetic acid, in the absence of any noble metal such as Pd). The HPAs can be, for example, those with Keggin structure: H.sub.4SiW.sub.12O.sub.40, H.sub.3PW.sub.12O.sub.40, H.sub.4SiMo.sub.12O.sub.40, or H.sub.3PMo.sub.12O.sub.40, can be when supported on silica.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS 20130211137 A1
StatePublished - Jul 15 2013

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