Methane to Methanol: Structure-Activity Relationships for Cu-CHA.

  title={Methane to Methanol: Structure-Activity Relationships for Cu-CHA.},
  author={Dimitrios K Pappas and Elisa Borfecchia and Michael Dyballa and Ilia A. Pankin and Kirill A Lomachenko and Andrea Martini and Matteo Signorile and Shewangizaw Teketel and Bj\ornar Arstad and Gloria Berlier and Carlo Lamberti and Silvia Bordiga and Unni Olsbye and Karl P Lillerud and Stian Svelle and Pablo Beato},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={139 42},
Cu-exchanged zeolites possess active sites that are able to cleave the C-H bond of methane at temperatures ≤200 °C, enabling its selective partial oxidation to methanol. Herein we explore this process over Cu-SSZ-13 materials. We combine activity tests and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) to thoroughly investigate the influence of reaction parameters and… CONTINUE READING