Catalysis Letters

, Volume 27, Issue 1–2, pp 207–220 | Cite as

Microkinetic analysis of the oxidative conversion of methane. Dependence of rate constants on the electrical properties of (CaO) x (CeO2)1−x catalysts

  • Dorit Wolf


Elementary reaction steps of the oxidative conversion of methane to CO x and ethane were derived from kinetic data for various (CaO) x (CeO2)1−x catalysts. The rate constants depend on electron and O2− conductivity as well as on the reducibility of the oxides. It is shown hereby that reactions resulting in increased or in decreased ethane selectivity are interrelated via the same catalyst properties.


methane oxidation microkinetics CaO-CeO2 catalysts electron conductivity oxygen-anion conductivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorit Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Technische ChemieRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

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