OD69 Oxygen Precursor to the Reactive Intermediate in Methanol Synthesis by Cu-ZSM-5

Friday, June 10, 2011: 8:20 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Pieter Vanelderen1, Pieter J. Smeets1, Ryan G. Hadt2, Julia S. Woertink2, Robert A. Schoonheydt1, Bert F. Sels3 and Edward I. Solomon2, (1)Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, (2)Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, (3)Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
A new precursor to the reactive oxygen species in Cu-ZSM-5, able to oxidize methane to methanol, was identified in a combined operando UV-vis and resonance Raman study. The presentation addresses new steps forward in the understanding of the methanol producing Cu-core, an important issue in the activation of inert methane.

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