Catalysis Letters

, Volume 1, Issue 11, pp 371–375

Oxidative coupling of methane: An inherent limit to selectivity?

  • Jay A. Labinger

DOI: 10.1007/BF00766166

Cite this article as:
Labinger, J.A. Catal Lett (1988) 1: 371. doi:10.1007/BF00766166


Mechanistic considerations show that pressure must be taken into account in evaluating oxidative coupling catalyst performance, and predict an upper limit of around 30% yield of higher hydrocarbons at one atmosphere.

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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay A. Labinger
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  1. 1.Contribution No. 7831 from the Division of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA