direct low-temperature conversion of methane to methanol is currently a heavily
investigated field, due to its enormous potential for the energy and chemicals
the high energy required for cleavage of the C−H bond in CH4 combined with the facile over-oxidation
to COx pose great challenges for the
realization of such a process.
possess active sites able to cleave the C−H bond of methane at temperatures
≤200 °C, enabling its selective partial oxidation to methanol.
explore this process over Cu-zeolite materials by combining activity tests and operando
infrared and Raman spectroscopy to thoroughly investigate the influence
of reaction parameters and material elemental composition on the productivity
and Cu-speciation during the key process steps.