Catalysis Letters

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 371–376 | Cite as

Selective oxidation of methane to formaldehyde and C2 hydrocarbons over double layered Sr/La2O3 and MoO3/SiO2 catalyst bed

  • Qun Sun
  • Juana I. Di Cosimo
  • Richard G. Herman
  • Kamil Klier
  • Madan M. Bhasin


A double layered catalyst bed of Sr/La2O3 followed by MoO3/SiO2 has been used to produce C2 hydrocarbons and formaldehyde from a CH4/air mixture with a formaldehyde space time yield of 187 g (kg cat)−1 h−1, which is significantly higher than those yields obtained with single bed catalysts or with mechanically mixed catalyst bed at ambient pressure and 630 ° C.


Methane oxidation coupling formaldehyde strontium/lanthanum oxide hydrocarbons 


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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Qun Sun
    • 1
  • Juana I. Di Cosimo
    • 1
  • Richard G. Herman
    • 1
  • Kamil Klier
    • 1
  • Madan M. Bhasin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and the Zettlemoyer Center for Surface Studies, Sinclair Laboratory No. 7Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Union Carbide Chemical & Plastics Inc.Technical CenterSouth CharlestonUSA

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