Catalysis Letters

, Volume 12, Issue 1–3, pp 227–230 | Cite as

Methane partial oxidation to methanol-solid initiated homogeneous methane oxidation

  • K. Omata
  • N. Fukuoka
  • K. Fujimoto


The initiation temperature of methane partial oxidation was markedly lowered by platinum wire placed upstream of a high pressure reactor. Added hydrogen in the reactant gas promoted the methanol selectivity. The radicals formed on the platinum surface were desorbed from it and initiated the reaction.


Methane oxidation homogeneous reaction platinum methanol formation hydrogen effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Omata
    • 1
  • N. Fukuoka
    • 1
  • K. Fujimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Synthetic Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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